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LEED certification


Driveway, retention pond

The roof

Solar hot water system

The floor

Energy efficiency, lighting

Water conservation, sewage

Showers, furniture

"Green" transportation

LEED certification plaque

IU Research and Teaching Preserve
Field Lab Green Features
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Mounted on the Field Lab roof is a solar panel which is part of the solar hot water system in the building. The thermal collectors in the panel feature coating with an absorptivity rating of up to 0.96--one of the highest efficiencies in the industry. Without this system, heating water would otherwise consume roughly 4 to 5 percent of the electricity used in the building; in other words, this solar hot water system reduces the electrical consumption by approximately 5 percent during the year. It is estimated that heating water may account for up to 30 percent of home energy costs.

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