Green Building

Oregon college receives green makeover

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 09:56

The newly remodeled T.J. Day Hall at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, has amazed alumni and students due to the expansive views that are offered, the installation of green technology like radiant heating and light and temperature sensors, according to the Yamhill Valley News-Register.

More than 200 people gathered for the opening of the building, as the new structure was opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a gathering of important alumni and past administrators, the news source reported.

"I’m glad we didn’t do it 10 years ago," Vivian Bull, former president of the school, told the News-Register. "Even if we could have raised the money then, we couldn’t have done this, with all this new technology. It’s beyond state-of-the-art."

The green technology was designed to make the building more energy efficient and to reduce the electricity costs for the school. Radiant heat, recycled carpeting, no-VOC paint and adhesives and air filtration also help the school maintain a more healthy atmosphere, according to the news source.

A radiant heating system helps to provide a comfortable warmth while limiting the toxins in the air, due to the lack of a radiator and heating ducts that come with the technology.