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Dow Hall Classroom Building Renovation
New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell
2009

Dow Hall is a three-story classroom building dating back to 1957. The renovation transformed the building into a technology rich classroom building. The re-purposed facility was renovated with a focus on sustainability and indoor environmental quality resulting in Dow Hall becoming the first higher education facility in New Mexico to achieve Gold certification using the LEED® for Schools Rating SystemTM. The rating system for schools is unique among other LEED® programs as it addresses core learning areas and requires higher performance standards for air quality, acoustics, daylighting, and thermal comfort. Meeting the high standards of the rating system has been shown to improve student learning, health, and attendance.

Recognition:
  • LEED® for Schools™ Gold Certification (first higher education facility in the State of New Mexico to achieve Gold under this rating system)