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Chronicle of Higher Education Notes Prindle Institute's 'Gold' Certification

June 18, 2008

Prindle Exterior Oct 27 2007.jpgJune 18, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "A handful of colleges are celebrating gold certifications in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program," reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. "DePauw University's Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, designed by CSO Architects, became the first building in Indiana to be certified gold," writes Scott Carlson. "The building's roof is designed to reflect the sun's rays in summertime and to use the sun as a source of heat in winter. Much of the material used in the building came from local sources, and the building also has some water-saving features."

The item is accompanied by a photo of the Prindle Institute. Access it at the Chronicle's Web site.

Prindle Interior.jpgLast month, the Indianapolis Star noted the building's "gold" LEED certification.

The Bartlett Reflection Center, which will be constructed near the Prindle Institute, has also been designed to obtain LEED certification.

Video Link [Download Video: "A Different Plateau" - 941kb] "The concept of establishing an Institute was aimed at transforming the very nature of DePauw University, putting it on a different plateau," Janet W. Prindle said in October 2007 at the dedication of the Institute for Ethics that bears her name. Prindle, a 1958 graduate of DePauw, believes that the Institute will make her alma mater "a destination for critical inquiry and discourse" and nurture faculty members, students, staff and visitors "in forming new thinking to resolve critical problems." Read more, and access video clips, in this previous story.

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

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