The Oaks Dining Center

The Oaks Dining Center was ranked by U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Gold Certified!

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Special features

  • Green Roof with herbs, live roof panel system, and storm water reclamation system
  • Kiosk explaining green designs
  • Employee shower facilities
  • Bike racks, etc. to promote commuter alternatives


  • Glass exposures for natural light
  • Thermal comfort design


  • Site preparation used demolished building recycled materials for fill
  • Construction waste recycled at 75%
  • Materials used are low emitting – sealants, adhesives, paints and Floorings
  • All materials used were purchased within a 500 mile radius.
  • Recycled materials used
    • Materials used are 20% recycled.
    • Flooring materials are recycled products
    • Bamboo flooring – renewable resource
    • Ohio barn wood utilized in flooring, millwork, and wall treatments


  • Enhanced refrigeration equipment
  • Alternative transportation for fuel-efficient delivery vehicle
  • Water conservation
    • Water reduction of 35%
    • Storm water reclamation for gray water use in restroom fixtures
    • Storm water reclamation for all landscape irrigation
  • Pulper for garbage processing
  • Trayless dining to save on waste

Updated: 02/04/2021 12:04PM