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Energy & Atmosphere

Energy & Atmosphere

"Energy & Atmosphere" is the third of the six categories in the LEED® checklist. This category includes optimizing energy performance, on-site renewable energy, green power, and enhanced commissioning.

  • Dozens of design features contribute to the total energy savings including occupancy sensors, a three-stage evaporative cooling system, and a heat exchange system.
  • A photovoltaic solar panel system was installed on the roof, generating more than 3% of the building's total power.
  • Westminster College purchases green energy from Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky Program, dedicating sufficient renewable resources to provide more than 35% of the building's energy use.