Global Water Center is LEED Silver Certified

January 16, 2014

Highlights of the project include a vegetated roofing research laboratory (green roof), consisting of 11 different vegetative roofing prototypes that will be utilized by UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences to determine water holding capacity, reduction in storm surge capabilities, evapotranspiration, and more. Additional features, by the numbers, that helped obtain the Silver certification were: 94% of the building was salvaged and reused, including the foundation, structural roof deck, exterior and interior walls, and interior slabs; 16% of materials used during construction contained post-consumer recycled materials; potable water was reduced by 39% through the installation of low flow plumbing fixtures; and 84% of construction waste, 348.3 tons, were diverted from landfills and incineration facilities.

Learn more about the sustainable design details here.