Here is a Green Building – Joseph A. Steger Student Life Center, University of Cincinnati

ChuckLohreUC Joseph A. Steger Student Center


Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project presents:

The Joseph A. Steger Student Life Center received a National AIA Honor Award in 2006. Central Campus, University of Cincinnati, OH 45221

UC made a commitment to build to LEED Certification standards for all its new and renovated buildings.

The Green Learning Station of the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati will showcase a proposed Green Building signage project in a display at Park+Vine Nov. 30 – Jan. 24, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 – 6 to 8 p.m. at Park+Vine, 1202 Main Street,  Cincinnati, OH 45202.

The Steger Center is one of the buildings that are part of the Cincinnati Green Building Signage Project. The following are some of the sustainable features of the building.

Site – The long narrow building has a white roof membrane which reduces heat build up during the summer and requires less energy for AC.

Water Savings – The Student Life Center saves 20 percent annually on water with efficient flush and flow fixtures. Automatic hand washing faucets, for example, are reduced from 15 to 12 seconds.

Energy Efficiency – Visitors to the Center can learn more about the energy systems in the building by going to the top  floor. An exhibit offers charts and illustrations of the efficient HVAC control design.

Materials – 50 percent of the building’s construction materials are recycled content.  Recycling residential materials such as aluminum and steel cans are an important way to reduce the waste stream.

Air Quality – The 800-foot-long by 40-foot narrow building provides views to the outside for at least 90 percent of the occupants and daylighting for at least 75 percent of the students.

Learn more about Green education at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati’s Green Learning Station, 2715 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206, 513-221-0981

Posters created by Chuck Lohre, Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy, Green Building division of Lohre & Assoc. Marketing Communications, © 2012

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