When Luke Gascho, Goshen College’s Merry Lea Building Executive Director, interviewed contractors and architects for a new collegiate facility, he looked for firms with an awareness of sustainable building and an interest in trying to achieve it. He also kept the search regional rather than pursuing groups already nationally known for sustainable building. Several nationally known consultants with unique areas of expertise also contributed to the design process, including KMC Controls for the internal environment.
Saint John’s University is an all men’s school of approximately 1,900 students. The University is academically partnered with the women’s College of Saint Benedict that is located roughly 6 miles away. The partnership allows for an enhanced education since the two schools combine their curriculum to offer a variety of academic courses. The combined resources of both the schools enable the faculty and staff to provide an excellent education for both men and women.
With approximately 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Guelph (U of G) is a leading educational institution in Canada. The university prides itself in attracting and retaining only the best students, faculty, and staff. The students’ academic excellence is well known throughout the country, with the university being ranked second in Canada for the number of students receiving national scholarship awards.