University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Horizon Village Residence Hall

A Sustainable Living Experience

The Horizon Village residence hall at UW-Oshkosh is a living learning experience like no other. With its LEED Gold status, 65% reduction in standard energy load, and green education tools, the residence hall serves as a model for sustainable living.
Sustainable features:

  • Hybrid geothermal heating and cooling
  • Energy meters in each suite
  • Green roofs
  • Renewable bamboo and cork
  • Reclaimed stone

The four-story, 340-bed residence hall incorporates a mixture of suite and traditional-plus units. Its deliberate north-south orientation provides direct daylight into each unit for several hours a day.
The Residence Life data center, housed in this building, requires year-round cooling. Heat from the A/C system is captured to pre-heat the domestic water. A heat recovery chiller system moves energy from one side of the building to the other as the sun’s solar energy requires air conditioning on one side while the other building side requires heat.

“Having trades in house allows us to have these conversations. ‘Well, if you’re doing that, then I can do this and reduce energy use.’ Those things happen because we’re talking together.” – Ian Griffiths, president

Oshkosh, WI
Completed 2012
165,000 SF
LEED Gold Certified

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