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Lakeview North & South

What makes these buildings special?

They’re green! The college continues to reduce its carbon footprint. The new buildings were designed to build upon BSC’s multi-faceted commitment to protect the environment. The key highlights:

  • The many sustainable features make the new residence halls a candidate for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver certification.

  • Energy Star appliancesPoster in dorm room

  • The buildings are oriented on the site to avoid exposure to the setting Western sun for maximum energy efficiency.

  • A 15,000 gallon rainwater tank buried between the residence halls is expected to save 300,000 gallons of water each year.

  • Extra insulation in walls/windows

  • Recycled carpet used throughout

  • High efficiency gas water heaters

  • Occupancy sensor light controls

  • Light reflective interior finish colors

  • Dual flush toilets and low flow shower heads

  • Books on the environment (gift from the architects)

  • Indigenous landscaping

  • Variable refrigerant volume air conditioning and heating (common in Europe). Shared compressor for each floor, which makes maximum use of air temperature

And there's more …

Wireless Internet throughout
Cable TV
Data ports in each room
Laminated wood floors

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