Office of Campus Sustainability
Paul J. Olscamp Hall Renovations
Olscamp Hall’s recent ground floor lounge renovation reflects a “green” trend in sustainable design and materials, reflective of the pursuit of sustainability by BGSU. Furniture and materials were specifically chosen to be functional, comfortable, as well as environmentally-friendly; the space demonstrates that sustainability can and should fit into all aspects of university operation.
The following is a list of the recent "green" renovations to the lounge areas in Olscamp.
- The carpet by InterfaceFLOR uses pre and post-consumer recycled content, including 100% recycled content fiber from reclaimed carpet through their ReEntry 2.0 Process. The carpet is climate-neutral “cool carpet” meaning all greenhouse gas emissions associated with its life cycle have been zeroed out through carbon offsets and investments in renewable energy.
- Wooden accent tables constructed of red pine beams reclaimed from inventor Thomas A. Edison’s phonograph factory located in Wisconsin
- Large, rectangular tables constructed of 73% recycled material
- Upholstered lounge seating has a sustainable design based on modular components that allow for renewability and an extended product life cycle. This product was locally manufactured in Archbold, Ohio
- Metal Chairs are 100% recyclable and contain 31% recycled content
- Recycling Bins: Not only do they expand recycling options for Olscamp Hall, they are 100% constructed of recycled plastic bottles, demonstrating a closed loop recycling process. The purchase of the recycling bins and planter facilitated the planting of 250 trees via Trees for the Future, as part of a sustainable agroforestry manufacturer initiative
- Round tables/stool seating contain significant recycled materials and are nearly 100% recyclable
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