Christian Brothers University says it’s going green as it starts construction on a new dorm.
The school will hold a blessing of the ground ceremony 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at the site where the new Living and Learning Center will be built.
The new building won’t only provide more rooms for students; it will also have an arcade, laundry rooms and a kitchen.
“The center is being designed with ‘CBU Green’ features that include electric car charging stations, recycled construction materials, occupancy sensors, low-flow toilet fixtures, and mechanical system sensors,” said a school representative in a written statement.
The building will also catch rain water in a nearly 70 gallon barrel to use to water the building’s landscaping. And the school wants its engineering students to learn from the eco-friendly building techniques. It’s partnering with both the architects and contractors to give them hands on experience.