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Making Mason Green

The renovation project has given us a rare opportunity to implement sustainable building practices and maintence programs -- innovations that weren't available in the late 60s. Taken together, these changes will make the Mason Building of 2013 a far greener structure:

  • The Renovation Project used the existing building structure, including structural floor, roof decking, and exterior walls
  • Some of the new building materials will have recycled content
  • New, more efficient water closets, urinals, lavatories and faucets will reduce water use and waste
  • New efficient air handling units will use variable air volume (not constant volume)
  • A new refrigeration unit in the physical plant will eliminate the emission of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • New recycling and storage bins will allow materials to be recycled and reused
  • Outdoor air delivery system will use new flow-measuring stations and CO2 monitoring
  • Low-emitting building materials were used, including low VOCs, adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings
  • New exhausts in janitors rooms, walk-off mats at entries, and MERV filters at AHUs will reduce indoor chemical and pollutant sources
  • Green housekeeping practices now include low-impact supplies, equipment, and products