Overview

Northland College

Environmental Living & Learning Center

Ashland, Wisconsin

Overview

Northland College is a Liberal Arts college with an environmental emphasis. In adding new residential space to the campus, the College sought a building that fulfilled its larger mission of creating sustainable environments. With this mission as a primary focus, HGA designed a residence hall to accommodate 113 students, adhere to the campus master plan, and utilize renewable energy systems and green materials. During the design process, HGA and faculty analyzed the energy performance of the building and researched environmentally friendly materials. The result is three different floor plan options for students, including an experimental apartment wing that utilizes wind power, active and passive solar systems, low-floor bathroom fixtures, and composting toilets. Materials were selected for their regional compatibility and ability to be recycled or made from recycled products. Computers monitor energy usage of the renewable-energy systems.

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Northland College

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