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Sabin Hall Renovation to Meet Silver LEED Certification Standards
Construction of the four-story Sabin Hall (initially known as the Training School) began in 1912 and the building was ready for use in January 1914. The building served as a modern K-12 model school for teacher training and student education.
Currently, Sabin Hall houses offices and classrooms of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Many of the Liberal Arts core classes in these departments take place here. The building has undergone several major remodeling that reflect its changing functions.
Last December, the consultant team Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture Engineering (BBSAE) was retained by UNI to design the next major renovation to the 58,000 SF building. The current renovation's primary objective is to provide modern, updated classrooms and departmental offices with new infrastructure to meet life safety and accessibility codes as well as maximize instructional and faculty research needs.
Although not the first building on the UNI campus to incorporate sustainable design strategies, the project team has made the decision to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. The renovation will provide an opportunity for students and faculty to study sustainable design practices and help further advocate the principles of environmental stewardship within the university environment. The renovation is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2010.
For more information regarding LEED standards, click here.