Arts Center Continues High Energy Standards

Posted on: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 by Brent Treash
The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts has been given the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, meeting the energy commitment that Emory & Henry College has made for all new construction. LEED is a certification program that sets the standard for environmentally responsible construction in the U.S. Buildings are measured on the number of points they earn across the categories of green building, such as energy, water, indoor environment, location and materials.

The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts has been given the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, meeting the energy commitment that Emory & Henry College has made for all new construction.

LEED is a certification program that sets the standard for environmentally responsible construction in the U.S. Buildings are measured on the number of points they earn across the categories of green building, such as energy, water, indoor environment, location and materials.

Emory & Henry has installed electric meters in nearly two-dozen buildings to more accurately manage campus energy consumption. The meters report back to a workstation, where use patterns and monthly totals can be analyzed. Once a baseline is established, the College can identify wasteful buildings and prioritize energy conservation measures. The meters are also used for campus energy challenges and will provide data for a variety of academic purposes.

The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts honors the memory of Mr. McGlothlin, a 1937 Emory & Henry graduate and longtime beloved benefactor of the College. Lead gifts for the McGlothlin Center were provided through the personal generosity of Mr. McGlothlin and the McGlothlin Foundation.

The McGlothlin Center for the Arts features:

  • 47,367 square-feet of space
  • 461-seat Main Stage Theatre
  • 120-seat Black Box Theatre
  • MCA Art Gallery
  • Dressing rooms & production areas
  • Theatre department faculty and art center staff offices
  • Studios for radio station WEHC-90.7FM

The center recently completed its second season. Highlights included an installation in the art gallery by Jennifer Angus, an artist who creates beautiful floor-to-ceiling installations with exotic insects. On the main stage, internationally renowned performance artist Tim Miller performed his intensely personal work entitled Rooted which explored genealogical research and LGBT identity following the landmark 2013 marriage equality federal law.


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