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Green Renovation

The following is a list of green features included in recently completed projects.

30 College Street –  renovation from campus housing to multi‐cultural center

  • Approximately 80 cubic yards of demolition material was recycled at Grimmels and Riverside Recycling Facility.
  • Radiant floor installed for heating in the great room.
  • Exterior walls (R20) and attic (R40) were insulated with dense pack cellulose.
  • Storm windows were replaced.
  • Existing wood floors in majority of the house were reused – with the exceptions of cork floors in the kitchen and FSC certified lytus flooring (eucalyptus tree) in the new great room addition.
  • Improvements were made in the heating system and the boiler was converted to biodiesel.
  • All appliances installed are Energy Star rated (the most energy efficient available).

Pickard Field House locker room

  • Instant‐on hot water heaters (fired by natural gas) were installed.
  • HVAC equipment was added, including various fans and controls to improve air quality.
  • Two existing oil‐fired boilers were replaced with a steam heat exchanger and water heaters.

Thorne Dining Hall

The dining hall was looking for ways to keep cool in the summer. They chose to apply Sterling Window film to 2,554 sq ft of window surface in the dining hall seating area. The purpose of the film installation is to reduce heat transfer and glare into the dining hall, reducing heat gain on sunny summer days.

80 Federal Street – a new home for the investment office

  • Recovered a building that had been unused for many years and brought it back to productive use!
  • Installed Corbond Insulation which has an extremely high R‐value, controls air infiltration and moisture. Building originally had virtually no insulation.
  • Installed an Energy Recovery Ventilator that provides fresh air to the building improving indoor air quality, while recovering energy from air exhausted from the building.
  • Replaced the single pane window sashes with new insulated glass units matching the original window design. This had to be approved by the Brunswick Historic Village Review District.
  • Left in place original wide board pine floors that were in the front of the original house.

In addition to the projects above, renovation projects on campus resulted in large quantities of useful furniture being donated to the Bath Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Items included cabinets from Druckenmiller Hall, along with 25 bedroom furniture sets from Mayflower Apartments that included beds, dressers, desks and desk chairs.