The Memorial Union at ASU’s Tempe campus was damaged by fire last November and as part of the clean up they are going to do some renovations with a focus on sustainability. This is exciting news, I can’t wait to see what it looks like when the construction is finished next Fall.
“We had to repair the fire damage. Why not use the opportunity to upgrade the building as well?” she said.
ASU spokeswoman Leah Hardesty added that many of the University’s efforts will focus on sustainability.
The University will be going for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification in commercial interiors, she said.
LEED certification is given to buildings that have achieved high degrees of sustainability in terms of construction that recycles and reuses materials and buildings that make use of energy-efficient designs and appliances, among other factors.
The new dining facility is tentatively named the Starlight Terrace and Eco-Fresh Café, Lowe said.
The restaurant will make use of local organic foods and environmentally friendly practices such as recycling.
“We’re still mostly conceptualizing on the Starlight Terrace,” Hardesty said. “But we do know it will be entirely sustainable.”
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