Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut
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Sustainable Features

Based on recommendations by BVH, the new campus at Quinnipiac University has many renewable energy features, and when completed, will produce between 15 and 30 percent of their total energy needs.
A micro-turbine based cogeneration system produces electricity and recovers waste heat which is utilized for heating and cooling for the building. Twenty-five 40-foot-tall wind turbines in a garden area with stone benches will generate around 50,000 kWh per year, and solar rooftop panels atop the new Crescent dormitory produce 230,000 kWh per year. In addition, the campus incorporates full cut-off luminaires, low-angle spotlights and low-reflectance surfaces to reduce night sky pollution.

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