Remote medicine school obtains LEED Platinum certification

Remote medicine school obtains LEED Platinum certification

Managers of the new campus chose to track stringent USGBC LEED guidelines, so facility architects suggested radiant heating and cooling from the start.  System designers specified two geothermal pumps, loop pumps, system pumps and air separators for redundancy in case anything fails. Facility managers chose a variety of interacting technologies to minimize water and energy consumption.

LANDER, WYO. — The 911 operator remains calm through the frantic call for help — a mountain lion has mauled a biker deep in the canyon, 13 miles from the nearest town.  The caller is sobbing. An hour later, the sound of an incoming MedEvac chopper reverberates off sheer mountain walls.

Fortunately, the call, the mauling, and even the helicopter’s landing in a remote mountain meadow are just a training exercise. But the location and the remoteness o

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