New Mathile Center and The Inn
Energy conservation was a concern during the design and construction of the Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences and The Inn at Ohio Northern University. High-efficiency water heaters, HVAC systems and lighting were installed in both buildings in addition to increased insulation, low-flow fixtures and dual or automatic flushing toilets. Dual-flush toilets offer two separate flushing functions, one using approximately 0.8 gallons and the other approximately 1.6 gallons. This can reduce water usage by up to 67% compared to traditional toilets, which use 2.0 gallons in a single flush.