||COUGAR WOODS DINING HALL AND
COUGAR XPRESS MINI MARKET GRAND OPENING
invited to celebrate with us at the Grand Opening of the
Cougar Woods Dining Hall and the Cougar Xpress Mini
Market on Thursday, Oct. 25.
Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to meet our dietitian,
win door prizes and enter a raffle for a Sony
PlayStation® 3! Additionally, you will get a chance to
vote for Cougar Woods’ signature dessert out of three of
our chef’s top choices. So if you have a favorite
dessert, make your vote count!
Cougar Woods is the first building on campus to qualify
for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Silver certification, and is in the process of applying
for this distinction. The dining hall is located near
public bus stops and adjacent to an open area filled
with trees and vegetation. Its special design allows it
to save energy by maximizing the use of natural light
that flows through its many windows. It also is able to
save up to 20 percent of water usage with its plumbing
fixtures that were made with water conservation in mind.
As it was being built, there was a strong push to
minimize construction waste and to use materials wisely.
In addition, an effort was made to maintain indoor air
quality. The building is expected to save up to 30
percent on energy usage through its high-efficiency HVAC
equipment and other strategies for reducing energy
For more information about our sustainability efforts on
RSVP to the Facebook event and we’ll see you there!
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