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Liaison Jean Wu
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2013
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Franklin University Switzerland
OP-2: Building Design and Construction

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This credit was marked as Not Applicable for the following reason:

Institution does not have "Eligible Building Space (Design and Construction)," as defined in this credit.

Franklin's new dormitory cluster is not certified by LEED or Minergie standards, it was built to be very environmentally conscious. Each room has dual flush toilets, all heating is supplied through geothermal energy, all walls and windows have extra insulation is included in order to minimize heating needs. Furthermore, the lighting around the building is on a timer to reduce energy needs, and the general area is mostly unpaved and terraced so that water is able to drain properly.

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