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Wind turbines to grace university campus

Wind turbines to grace university campus


By By Andrew Baltazar, Associate Editor | August 11, 2010
This article first appeared in the Issue Title - April 2010 issue of BD+C.

Designed by Centerbrook Architects of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., is developing a new campus complete with a student center and a number of green initiatives. The campus’s wind terrace, for example, is made of 25 vertical turbines, which will generate clean energy; the terrace will serve as a gathering area for students. Dubbed a “kinetic sculpture garden,” the turbines reach 40 feet into the air and allow students to pass underneath. Landscaping and chairs will be in place this spring, when the turbines will be plugged into the school’s electrical grid.


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