Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building
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DePauw University’s new Hoover Dining Hall has received LEED gold certification, making it the campus’ third facility to earn the designation.
Dedicated in October 2016, Hoover Hall is a 48,600-square-foot dining hall. The $32 million project, which took 29 months to complete, seats more than 600 people in the main dining room, according to the school.
An array of smaller dining rooms provide additional seating options for students, faculty and staff.
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics was the state’s first LEED-New Construction gold building in 2008. A year later, the Bartlett Reflection Center received the same designation, making DePauw the first institution in Indiana with more than one LEED gold building.
To reach its goal of having zero-waste facilities, DePauw University has implemented initiatives such as reusable carry-out boxes, trayless dining, composting and using leftover fruit peels to make infused water. The university also donates leftover food to those in need and gives a portion of its scraps to local farmers for livestock feed.
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