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Wassaja Hall

1202 South First Street
61820-6905 Champaign , IL
United States

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Project Description
Wassaja Hall: LEED Gold

Wassaja Hall was certified LEED Gold on February 18, 2017, achieving 67 out of 110 points on the LEED v2009 New Construction scorecard. To achieve its Gold-level certification, Wassaja Hall was judged on several factors, including water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation. The project earned a high number of points for water efficiency and indoor environmental quality. “University Housing is pleased and proud to have been awarded LEED Gold certification for Wassaja Hall,” said University Housing Director Alma R. Sealine.

Solar Desalination

The Solar Desalination funding program will develop novel technologies or concepts using solar thermal energy to assist in creating freshwater from otherwise unusable waters. Thermal desalination is a potential solution to increase water supplies for municipal water and agriculture, and is an important technology to purify water produced from various industrial processes, including oil and gas production.

Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS)

FOCUS projects aim to enable cost-effective solar energy systems that offer the best of today's existing technologies: high-efficiency conversion of sunlight to electricity and stored, dispatchable energy from heat.

SUNSHOT Initiative

The SUNSHOT initiative is a national effort to support solar energy adoption by making solar energy affordable for all Americans through research and development efforts in collaboration with public and private partners.

Energy for Sustainability

The program supports fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels, and for energy storage. These processes must be environmentally benign, reduce greenhouse gas production, and use renewable resources.

Wassaja Hall Rooftop Solar PVs

Wassaja Hall was named after the University's first Native American graduate and a pioneer in advocating for Native American rights.  A 30 kW solar PV array was installed on December 14, 2015 on the east side of the roof.

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