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New high school aiming for LEED certification at Silver level

OXFORD — The new Oxford High School is on the road to become the first LEED Silver-certified high school in Mississippi. Oxford school superintendent Brian Harvey said, “The 220,000-square-foot educational facility’s energy-efficient and cutting-edge technologies will aid in continuing to produce academically successful students while also providing the perfect learning environment for our students. With a growing student population, we ...

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From container to guesthouse

Bill Lilly, LEED AP, describes them as “white-knuckle experiences.” The Oxford homebuilder and owner of Village Green Builders Inc. says he had a number of such moments while building the state’s first home from shipping containers. Shipping container, sweet shipping container (Related story) The worries began early, and were not always high-tech in nature. “The first concern was getting a ...

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Would you set up house in a shipping container?

The story begins with a missed invoice and a passion for sustainable construction, takes a winding path through California and Georgia and ends in Oxford with arguably the most unique house in the State of Mississippi. See “How-to” video below “I’ve had a lot of interest and inquiries since, but the Barton home is the only one so far that ...

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Green construction can be fiscally sound

As interest grows in building homes and commercial properties that are sensitive to the environment and that make the best use of resources, what should people consider before building? David Turner has a two-word answer to that question, “Resource management.” The owner of Sustainable Construction, a Jackson residential and commercial building company, says those words are the underlying aspect in ...

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CONSTRUCTION — How do low-E windows work?

Low-emissivity (low-E) glass windows work by controlling the heat transfer through windows with insulated glazing. The windows reflect the heat during the summer, while allowing the heat in during the winter. “The angles of the sun control it,” said Todd Cantor, general manager of Window King in Gulfport. “The window is designed to allow the warmth to come in when ...

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CONSTRUCTION — Keesler and Habitat for Humanity decide to 'LEED and they will follow'

The $287-million project to replace family housing at Keesler Air Force Base after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was not only the largest housing construction project in Air Force history. It also became what was at the time the largest project in the country to receive Leadership in Environment Design (LEED) Silver certification for advances in energy conservation and other sustainable ...

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Southern Bancorp opens first 'green' branch

HERNANDO — Southern Bancorp will officially open the doors to its 46th bank branch tomorrow in Hernando. The grand opening ceremony will be held on site at the new branch on 970 Byhalia Road. The Hernando Branch will become the first green bank branch in the state of Mississippi and is expected to receive full LEED certification later this year, ...

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Garden soon to be 'greenest' on Ole Miss campus

OXFORD — The Maynard W. Quimby Medicinal Plant Garden at the University of Mississippi will soon be the “greenest” facility on campus. Operated by the School of Pharmacy for more than 40 years, the garden is being relocated from the Coy Waller Laboratory Complex on Hathorn Road to a new site on Intramural Road. When complete, the new six-acre site ...

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SED installs Centrex system

STARKVILLE — Cemtrex Inc. of Farmingdale, N.Y., has completed the installation of its Green DCV system for the Starkville Electric Department (SED). The system was installed to help reduce energy consumption, monitor indoor air quality and help attain LEED points for the building. According to Cemtrex, its Green DCV reduces energy consumption by up to 40 percent and improves indoor ...

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