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Green Bonds Reporting

General Receipts Bonds, Series 2014C (Green Bonds)

Scioto and Morgens Halls initially opened in 1964 and were used for graduate student and family housing. The Morgens Hall renovation was complete in August 2013. Morgens Hall was certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver, earning 51 of a possible 110 points.

After the successful completion of Morgens Hall, the university issued General Receipts Bonds, Series 2014C (Green Bonds) to finance a majority of the Scioto Hall renovation, which reopened to students in August 2016. The preliminary information required for LEED certification was submitted to the U.S. Green Building Council in March 2017 with final submission expected during the summer of 2017.  Certification at the Gold level is expected in 2017.

Features of Scioto Hall include:

  • 2,000 high-tech glass panels give the building better insulation
  • A reflective pattern on the glass walls decreases solar heat gain by 20%
  • All mechanical systems designed for energy efficiency
  • 100% LED lighting
  • An energy-recovery system that captures exhaust heat and uses it to warm the fresh air pumped into the building from outdoors
  • The interior doors to and within the building’s suites were made with wood from sustainably managed forests and are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified
  • Materials were made locally and regionally, reducing energy and costs associated with transportation
  • Desk-dresser furniture that condenses space

 

Learn more about the university sustainability program here: www.pdc.sustainabilyprogram/leedbuildings

 

 

 

 

 

Updated as of June 20, 2017