Holy Wisdom Monastery: Middleton, WI
Building on Beliefs
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The Benedictine Sisters' mission of prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth guided the design of energy-efficient systems and selection of sustainable materials for their new monastery. The result is a LEED-NC Platinum facility that uses significantly less energy than average and was built at a total project cost of $246/ft2, similar to or less than the cost of a comparable conventional building.