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Redefining the Green Campus
Publisher:
Architect Magazine
Washington, DC, USA
Media, Architecture, Interior Design
Author: 
David Hill
Date Published: 
2018-11-02
Keywords: 
Architecture, Sustainable Design, Higher Education, Living Building Challenge, Amherst, Massachusetts
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2086
Added: 
2018-11-06 07:34:42
Updated: 
2018-11-06 08:16:33
Content Score: 
26.99
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467
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1,362
Image:
Robert Benson Photography
Excerpt:
The R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College is the largest higher education project to achieve Living Building status to date. Has

A few months after the opening of Hampshire College’s R.W. Kern Center, something began to smell. Bad. The scent was not one typical of new buildings, such as off-gassing paint or floor finishes, for reasons that will become clear. Rather, the odor lingering in the two-story atrium was distinct and unpleasant. “It was a kind of swampy smell,” says Sara Draper, the building’s educational program and outreach director. “It was gross. There was a little bit of a panic.”