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Foto Friday: MSU College of Human Medicine Secchia Center Grand Rapids Michigan

Foto Friday: MSU College of Human Medicine Secchia Center Grand Rapids Michigan

We attended a recent open house for Grand Rapids Chamber of

Commerce members at the MSU College of Human Medicine in

Grand Rapids new Secchia Center.  The building and its facilities

have state of the art technology, commanding views of downtown

Grand Rapids, and a beautiful new LEED certified building.  MSU’s

College of Human Medicine is ranked in the Top 25 Medical Schools by

U.S. News and World Report, so you can see why we care excited to

have them here in the heart of Grand Rapids.

 

Secchia Center entrance thumb Foto Friday: MSU College of Human Medicine Secchia Center Grand Rapids Michigan

The Secchia Center, a seven-story, 180,000-square-foot building atop

a five-story parking deck along Grand Rapids’ Michigan Street, serves as the

medical education building and administrative headquarters for the MSU

College of Human Medicine.

Lobby Atrium thumb Foto Friday: MSU College of Human Medicine Secchia Center Grand Rapids Michigan

 

With a LEED silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, the

Secchia Center uses sustainable finish materials and "smart" lighting, as well

as photovoltaic glass in various areas to convert solar energy into electricity.

The building also features water reduction technologies and was designed

with a heat recovery system, radiant floor heat in the atrium and a

ventilation system that detects carbon dioxide levels in the air and auto-

matically adjusts for improved overall indoor air quality.

 

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All of our photos of the tour are here on Flickr.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • March 11 2011 03:44PM

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Thanks for sharing the pictures and the explanation.  I think it's good that new public buildings are going "green"!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 9 years ago

With energy costs going up I would think it will become more common.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 9 years ago

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