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Robinson connects with Rhoades, presenting a single facade on the main Quad. These buildings house the math department, as well as several science departments. Rhoades Hall is named for forestry and civic leader Verne Rhoades, whose family donated land for the access road to campus, Weaver Boulevard. Robinson Hall is named for engineer and civic leader Samuel Robinson.
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Rhoades Hall Renovation - a Green Initiative
Rhoades Hall and Rhoades Tower are currently undergoing renovation, to be completed during the Summer of 2012. In keeping with UNC Asheville's commitment to sustainability, the renovation includes several important environmental upgrades:
- New plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems as well as new data infrastructure.
- Geothermal heat pump
- Enthalpy wheel- provides for energy recovery and allows downsizing of hvac equipment
- Hot water pre-heat/heating- partially provided by the process heat generated from the geothermal system
- Energy efficient windows
- Gypsum interior wall covering will aid in sealing building envelope