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EPA Grant Number: SU831873
Title: Fostering Sustainability: Designing a Green Science Building at a Small Maine College
P3 students are planning the design and construction of a new, green, science building in Maine, focusing on reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Given the remote location, cold climate, high heating and electricity costs, and high transportation costs, there are many scientific, technical, and policy challenges of this project. Students evaluated energy sources, building siting, and green-roof design and compared construction, maintenance, and energy costs with similarly-sized, traditionally constructed projects and with the existing science building on campus.