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Major Renovation of Slocum Hall Kicks Off Jan. 7

Colorado College is undertaking a major renovation of Slocum Hall with the goal of enhancing the sense of community and increasing energy efficiency in the residence hall.

The first phase of the $14 million renovation project kicks off on Jan. 7 and continues through Jan. 18, the end of Half Block, with the installation of new, energy-efficient windows in the students' rooms. Numerous other improvements also demonstrate CC's continued commitment to sustainability. These include adding insulation in exterior walls and installing low-flow water fixtures, dual-flush toilets, energy-saving lighting with sensors and timers, a new heating and ventilation system, and individually controlled thermostats in the residential student rooms.

The window-replacement phase will be followed by additional improvements during Spring Break, with the bulk of the work slated to take place during the summer break. The renovation is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 22, in time for the 2013-14 academic year.

The project is designed to transform the residence hall, originally built in 1953 and one of the largest on campus, into a 21st-century building. In addition to continuing CC's commitment to sustainability, the renovation also will promote community by providing common spaces for social interaction and academic activities; increasing flexibility of spaces throughout the building; integrating technology upgrades; and allowing for innovation.

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