New nursing school incorporates sustainable strategies in facility design

The Viterbo University School of Nursing in La Crosse, Wis., incorporated diverse sustainable strategies in a new 68,777-square-foot facility that includes classrooms, a simulated-learning center, laboratories and faculty offices.

By Healthcare Facilities Today


Seeking LEED Silver certification to fulfill the University’s core value of environmental stewardship, the Viterbo University School of Nursing in La Crosse, Wis., incorporated diverse sustainable strategies in a new 68,777-square-foot facility that includes classrooms, a simulated-learning center, laboratories and faculty offices.

The sustainable strategies used include a state-of-the-art chilled beam mechanical system, an air/water system that takes advantage of the superior heat-transfer properties of water.

Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, the building is the second one in the Midwest to use the system. The first was the HGA-designed University of Wisconsin-Madison Education Building.

An article in the July issue of Building Operating Management takes a closer look at the building design process and the decisions made to ensure long-term sustainability.

Read the article.



July 24, 2013


Topic Area: Energy Efficiency


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