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Hagarty honored by funeral group

WEST DES MOINES – Louis L. Hagarty of Waterloo was honored for 50 years of dedication to funeral service during the 138th Annual Iowa Funeral Directors Association Convention held May 15-17 in Altoona.

Hagarty was one of six funeral directors from Iowa to receive recognition by peers and colleagues for 50 years of service to Iowa communities.

Hagarty graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1967 and was licensed in 1968. He began working at what is now Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Home until his retirement in 2016. His son, Louis W. Hagarty, also a funeral director, has taken over the family’s partnerships in the funeral home.

UNI’s Schindler gets certification

CEDAR FALLS – Fifteen months after commemorating the massive renovation at the University of Northern Iowa Schindler Education Center, university officials, students, faculty, and design and construction team members are celebrating another milestone in the project’s history.

In April, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Schindler Education Center LEED 2009 Gold Certification for Commercial Interiors.

The LEED 2009 Green Building Rating System for Commercial Interiors promotes healthy, durable and environmentally sound design solutions for building occupants. Up to 110 LEED credits are awarded in seven categories, including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design and regional priority. Schindler Education Center earned 65 points to achieve gold certification.

Design partners DLR Group and Stantec created a solution that fosters creativity, promotes collaboration and encourages interaction among diverse user groups through careful integration of bright, adaptable and technology-rich environments.

Notable sustainable design elements that elevate the interior environment for Schindler Education Center students and faculty include lighting, indoor air quality, energy star rated equipment, furniture, construction waste management and ongoing operation programs.

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