USA Gypsum is proud to contribute to the sustainability of the Millennium Science Center at Penn State University by providing drywall recycle services to the project. This effort diverted 37 truckloads, comprised of 344 tons of drywall trimmings from area landfills, converting them into soil amendments and animal bedding for local farmers. USA Gypsum partnered with general contractor, Whiting –Turner to recycle gypsum wallboard trimmings during the 9 month installation phase.
This new 275,000 SF building will bring together the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences and Materials Research. The four-level steel structure, with its varying tiers, is clad in pre-cast, curtain wall and metal panels. One of the building’s signature features is a 150-foot cantilever at the main entrance. The cantilever includes an opening in the roof to allow sun to reach the garden plaza beneath. Green roofs will reduce storm water runoff, enhance energy efficiency and aid in achieving LEED® certification.