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A LEED first

Seminary Ridge, a civil-war museum in the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg’s (Pa.) renovated Schmucker Hall, is the first LEED-certified project at a Lutheran seminary in North America. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating for environmentally friendly buildings, homes and communities. “Creating a modern ‘green environment’ within a 180-year-old building was no small feat,” said Michael Cooper-White, seminary president. The museum’s energy-efficient features include a geothermal heating and cooling system, and water and storm water conversion systems.


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