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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Solar panels top new UWL academic building, Centennial Hall

From a story by Lindsey Hayes on WXOW, La Crosse:

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- It's the largest academic building on the UW-La Crosse campus and its name is Centennial Hall.

The facility will officially open on the September 6th for the first day of classes, yet on Wednesday UWL's Chancellor Joe Gow lead a tour to introduce the new state of the art building.

Centennial Hall is 189,000 square feet.

It houses 44 classrooms, two auditoriums and offices for fourteen departments.

Each classroom is equipped with advanced technology, has flexible seating for interactive teaching, and 90 percent of the building has natural lighting.

This $40 million facility also has special interior design.

Much of the furniture, carpet and even the solar panels on the roof were based on input from students and staff.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing to see just how well the renewable energy revolution is spreading across the united states, me and my husband in the UK just had a set up of solar panels installed, and we couldn't be happier!