Design and Construct of LEED Certified Dairy and Livestock Facilities Workshop

Date: August 20, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Mat Haan 269-671-2360,

The Kellogg Farm Pasture Dairy Barn was the first livestock facility to receive silver level Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED certification process encourages practices which promote energy conservation, water use efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and promote natural resources stewardship during the design, construction and occupancy of buildings.While LEED certification is more common for buildings in urban areas (schools, office buildings,museums and apartments) the principles can be applied to the design and construction of any type of building, including dairy and livestock facilities.

Participants will tour the KBS dairy barn to see how LEED principals were applied to this facility. This workshop is appropriate for anyone involved in the design and construction of livestock facilities; livestock producers and consultants and extension educators are also encouraged to attend. 

Registration: $60 per participant and includes lunch, snacks and workshop materials. To register send completed registration form and a check to:

Mat Haan
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
3700 E. Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

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