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Bergstrom Complex Receives A LEED Silver Rating

Release: 02/06/2014
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AMES, Iowa- The Bergstrom Football Complex debuted in November 2012 as one of the finest football training facilities in the country. Its environmentally sound construction has also received national mention.

Last week, the Bergstrom Football Complex received the United States Green Building Council’s LEED Silver Certification for new constructions. Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system for sustainable design and construction practices.

“Athletics is committed to supporting and advancing the University’s sustainability initiatives,” said Mike Andresen, Iowa State’s Manager of Facilities and Grounds for Athletics. “We make every effort to be environmentally conscious in our building practices, our home events, and our day-to-day operations.”

During construction of the Bergstrom Football Complex (2011-12), almost 100 percent of the waste generated was recycled. Of the material value in the building, over 33.5 percent was manufactured by using recycled materials and 12.5 percent was extracted and manufactured within 500 miles of the project.

Other “Green” features of the Bergstrom include:
- Designed to operate at an energy cost savings of 21.8 percent better than a code designed building.
- Water consumption was reduced by 53 percent from that of a code designed building.

The building met the university's certification goal, said Kerry Dixon, coordinator for sustainable design and construction in facilities planning and management.

"On everything we've done, we met or exceeded the goal we set for that project," Dixon said.

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