LUBBOCK - The new Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration and the Boston Avenue Residence Hall at Texas Tech University have received Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) accreditation.
Both facilities feature recycled carpet, energy efficient lights and low flush toilets, living up to the promise made by members of the Department of Facilities Planning and Construction to make every new major building on campus LEED certified.
The Rawls College of Business Administration building saves 20 percent of energy and 23 percent of energy costs, as well as 47 percent of water usage for a similar building not built to LEED standards, according to the college.
The business school also used 1,600 tons of the crushed brick, concrete and masonry from Thompson and Gaston Residence Halls as fill to re-level the site.
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