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Published November 12, 2013, 07:35 PM

UND Alumni Association and Foundation earns top green certification

The University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation has earned a top green certification for it's new Gorecki Alumni Center.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

The University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation has earned a top green certification for it's new Gorecki Alumni Center.

Completed just last year the building is the first in North Dakota to be constructed under the strictest green guidelines. The U.S. Green Building Council ranks the building in the top three percent of the most energy efficient buildings in the country. It's features include a geo-thermal energy system and a roof lined with solar panels that produce 10 to 15 percent of the buildings power.

The building has exceeded several benchmarks in its first year for energy reduction and water conservation

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