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New Buildings at Clemson University Will Be Green

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July 5, 2008

By Anna Simon – Greenville News

Every aspect of Clemson University’s $11.5 million Rhodes Hall Annex under construction is green.

Not green in color; green as in environmentally friendly. That goes for the construction process as well as operation of the finished facility.

Right down to the trash. Excess materials are recycled, said George Johnson, a superintendent with the general contractor for the project, Yeargin Potter Shackelford out of Greenville.

Trees removed for construction were made into mulch. Building materials typically originate within 500 miles of campus.

Johnson’s eyes light up as he talks about the project, even as he anticipates pouring 40 cubic yards of concrete, 40 truckloads, at 2 a.m. The early hour is the best time to pour because it’s cooler, he said.

The 30,000-square-foot annex slated for completion next April will provide space for research, teaching labs and classrooms for Clemson’s bioengineering department.

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