Member contactors of Mechanical Insulation Industry Professionals played a major role in the green construction of Harvard University’s new Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing, a sustainabile facility of 250,000 square feet of innovative classrooms and student space, which opened Harvard Law School in January.
Among many of the WCC’s green features is the mechanical insulation of its mechanical systems, which as much as any other feature will save on building systems costs while helping to protect the environment.
The WCC is expected to gain Gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design internationally recognized rating system developed by the Council that grants four levels of sustainability certification—Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
With the school saying it hopes to adopt some of WCC’s new green features in other Harvard buildings, MIIP promotes its use of mechanical insulation in all new construction and building upgrades.
Harvard’s succesful use of mechanical insulation further supports legislation to reward mechanical insulation use, such as U.S. House Resolution 2866 and U.S. Senate Bill 1526, “Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act of 2011.”
For more information on the WCC, read New HLS Student Center Takes the LEED.