The renovated Fletcher Hall at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been certified as LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council, the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified buildings improve environmental and human health and make the world more sustainable.
“The LEED Silver designation for Fletcher Hall affirms a commitment we made years ago that all future renovations (after 2008) be certified LEED Silver,” said Brad Spanbauer, UW Oshkosh campus sustainability officer. “Not only does this designation show our commitment to past goals, but it also allows us to demonstrate to students what standards buildings should have if we are going to practice what we preach.”
In addition, the LEED standards allow UWO to realize energy savings over time, as the building is redesigned with efficiency in mind.
After being closed for construction for the 2016-17 academic year, Fletcher Hall reopened in fall 2017 with a fresh look. The more than 50-year-old residence hall underwent a series of updates, including a fully renovated building with a new entry way off Elmwood Avenue.
The building was updated to include accessibility features, recreation spaces, indoor bike storage and kitchens on each floor.
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