Not requiring adhesives, tiles can be removed and reused repeatedly to create distinctive flooring designs.
The 163-year-old campus will see other renovations and expansion projects in student housing, research facilities, classrooms, and administrative space.
The solar PV system is designed to provide approximately 70% of the facilities peak electricity consumption.
By applying the patented acetylation technology, the wood may be used for exterior applications, including screens, outdoor furniture, windows, and exterior doors, while still maintaining the species' aesthetic qualities.
The Obama Administration announced $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years.