North Central College Residence Hall / Recreation Center
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North Central College Residence Hall / Recreation Center | 440 S Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540  view map

North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, a LEED Silver-certified building, is the nation’s first combined residence hall/recreation center on a college campus

SIZE: 201,000 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Multi-Family

• LEED for New Construction

North Central College
30 N Brainard St Naperville, IL 60540
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in seven areas.

Dukane Precast Inc
1805 High Grove Lane Naperville, IL 60540
Dukane Precast delivers the safest, most energy efficient, sustainable buildings in the country.


North Central College’s 201,439-square-foot Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in September 2009. It is a LEED Silver-certified building that houses 400 students and is home to the North Central College indoor track and field program. The sustainable design and construction offer an innovative solution to preserving open space on a landlocked campus. The Res/Rec Center integrates many principles of sustainable development to positively impact human and environmental health. Features include energy-efficient windows, radiant heat, high-efficiency air conditioning, heat recovery ventilators, a domestic hot water waste heat recovery system, a white membrane roof to reduce the heat island effect, low-flow plumbing fixtures, low-VOC materials, extensive use of recycled materials and a large geothermal installation with sixty 650-foot deep geothermal wells. The building is constructed with precast double wall, double floor and conventional sandwich panels, as well as precast concrete columns, beams, stairs, landings, elevator shafts and water retention storage tanks. Come tour and learn more about each of the sustainable features of North Central College’s Res/Rec Center.