The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house has received LEED® Silver certification. During design and construction, Bucknell chose to implement many green and sustainable features like those detailed below.
More than 50% of construction waste was diverted from landfills. Recyclable resources were redirected back to the manufacturing process.
Two recycling areas promote the reduction of waste going into landfills.
|Covered Bike Storage
Parking is limited. Bicycling and carpooling are enouraged through convenient canopies and preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles.
Steel, concrete, brick and drywall were some of the materials extracted, harvested, recovered or manufactured within 500 miles of the site.
The use of potable water for irrigation has been eliminated through the use of native plant species.
|Sediment Control Plan
This plan reduces negative impacts on water quality and promotes infiltration. Storm-water runoff is minimized to limit hydrology disruption.
These buildings use only green power. With this optimum performance, they use less energy than conventional systems.
The use of shade trees reduces excess absorption of heat, increases occupant comfort, and minimizes heat impact on wildlife habitats.
Efficient lighting design
was used to reduce light pollution.
This is a smoke-free facility. On-site smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of entries, outdoor intakes, and operable windows.
|Low Flow Fixtures
Water use within the buildings is reduced by 36% through the installation of low flow fixtures, including low flow sinks, toilets, and showers.
More than 70% of construction wood products were FSC®-certified, encouraging responsible forest management.
All composite wood, paints, flooring, adhesives and sealants are low VOC-emitting, reducing the amount of indoor air contaminants.
Indoor air quality is monitored through the use of sensors in order to promote resident well-being and comfort.
Operable windows and occupancy sensors reduce energy use.
Exterior views are provided to the resident through the installation of windows in 90% of the spaces.
More than 20% of materials were sourced from recycled content including concrete, drywall, carpet, linoleum and vinyl, and composite tiles.