College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington Quad Renovation
Redesigning for the Environment: The transformation of Washington Quad, as we know it, was sustainably minded in its construction and its goals
1. Reusing & Recycling Materials
Each of the three main entrances to Washington Hall use a portion of the brick salvaged from demolition. 3,100 tons of concrete, asphalt, brick and plant material removed during demolition were diverted from the landfill and sent to reprocessing center.
2. Green Space
Approximately 30% of concrete and asphalt on the old quad was replaced with grass and other replaced with grass and other plantings, making the space greener and friendlier — an ideal place for students to gather and spend time.
3. Reusing the Rain
A storm water irrigation system installed during the renovation allows runoff from residence hall roofs to be collected through a network of underground pipes to a 10,000 gallon storage cistern. This water is then used for the irrigation of 5,6000 square feet of planting beds on the Quad.
4. Native Plants
Native or adaptable plants were selected to reduce
5. Sustainable Transportation
Fifty-two bike racks were installed near entrances to residence halls to support and encourage bicycling on campus.
Erected by University of Maryland.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Environment.
Location. 38° 58.942′ N, 76° 56.479′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Regents Drive west of Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling west. On the grounds of the Washington Quad at the University of Maryland-College Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7660 Regents Drive, College Park MD 20742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Class of 2002 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvert Hall (about 400 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 500 feet away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (about 700 feet away); Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College (about 800 feet away); "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrill Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woods Hall Rain Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
Also see . . . Our Washington Quad Renovation. (Submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.