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Sustainable Living Center sets new standard for sustainable design

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4 May 2012

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The article features the Sustainable Living Center at Maharishi University of Management, which opened its doors on April 20 with a grand opening ceremony and press conference. The Schwartz-Guich Sustainable Living Center is named after MUM Trustee Eric Schwartz and his wife Mary Sue, and MUM alumnus Dr. Steve Guich.

''This building demonstrates the concepts that we cover in our classes in our Sustainable Living program,'' said Dr. David Fisher, head of the Sustainable Living Department.

The construction of the Center represents a great community effort. Students built the earth blocks that insulate the walls, and Fairfield-based alumni-staffed Ideal Energy installed the photovoltaic array and wind turbine.

The building currently qualifies for gold LEED certification, and once the water and waste systems are completed, the Center will reach platinum LEED certification. The building also adheres to the principles of Maharishi Vedic Architecture and aspires to meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge and Bau Biologie.

''Fairfield is proud to have this building on the campus of Maharishi University of Management, as it serves as a symbol of our creativity and entrepreneurship,'' said Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy, MUM Trustee. ''It validates the work we did to create a sustainable community, and it legitimizes our record as a community with green priorities.''

Enjoy the full article, including some of the enthusiastic media coverage that greeted the opening, on the Excellence in Action page.

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