Chase Dining Hall at Wheaton College Acheives LEED Silver

The Chase Dining Hall at Wheaton College in Norton, MA has achieved LEED NC v2009 Silver certification. The 18,400 SF dining facility opened its doors last year, providing students with a revamped dining hall that offers dining, event and late-night service on campus, and uses approximately 18% less energy than typical dining halls. 

The project called for an interior gut renovation of the 60-year old building.  The new design by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates opens ups the floor plan, and incorporates new glazing, new mechanical systems, a new roof, high-efficiency LED lighting, efficient and low-flow plumbing fixtures as well as low-VOC products. Over 95% of the demolition waste was diverted from landfills and recycled. The new facility now boasts a water-use reduction of over 39%.

The Green Engineer provided LEED Project Management on this project.