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Plymouth State University
January 31, 2009, 4:58 am
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Langdon Woods in photogenic twilight.

Langdon Woods in photogenic twilight.

New Hampshire’s Plymouth State University has “a history of championing initiatives, buildings, programs and curriculum that are environmentally conscience (sic),” but their most recent accomplishment is the 2007 Langdon Woods Residential Complex, the first dormitory in the state to earn a LEED-gold certification.The Residential Complex houses 347 students in total, in two buildings that offer a variety of room structures (from doubles with bathrooms to 4-person suites). In addition to the dorm rooms themselves, Langdon Woods also has lounges, a fitness room, a student kitchen and a cafe. The scale and variety seen in the Langdon Woods Complex is a good sign that LEED-level quality can be achieved without sacrificing comfort, privacy or personal space in “green” college dormitories.

Features of the Langdon Woods Residential Complex include motion-sensitive lighting, heaters that turn off when windows are open, passive solar elements, locally-produced furniture, low-flow faucets, waterless urinals, and heat from a co-generation plant. Also worth mentioning are the size and budget of the project; at 100,000 square feet and a $29 million construction budget, Langdon Woods was a major investment, but comes with savings of $230,000 in energy costs and 1.4 million gallons of water a year.

NH Public Radio Article

Langdon Woods Main Page

Langdon Woods Press Release


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