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Beckwith Boathouse

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The Beckwith Boathouse, completed 2009, is the first LEED certified building on campus. As part of the LEED certification, credit is achieved for creating a sustainable site. The Boathouse design includes:

  •  Pervious concrete which allows for water to seep through the concrete and disperse through an 18” layer of rock. This process is in lieu of adding to storm water runoff that would occur if a standard concrete pad had been incorporated;
  • An efficient geothermal heat pump system and daylight harvesting;
  • Construction with significant use of local and recycled materials;
  • A design that took into consideration the proximity of the building to the river and incorporated flood mitigation strategies such as moving the mechanical and electrical services to the second floor and incorporating first floor wall and floor finishes that can be easily cleaned in the event the building floods


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