The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the School of Education, an 110,500-square-foot building located on Spring Garden Street, LEED Gold certification. Upon opening to students in August of 2012, it was UNCG’s first LEED-certified building on campus. Click here to learn more about how the UNCG School of Education gets the gold when it comes to sustainability.
UNCG’s Jefferson Suites Residence Hall was awarded LEED Silver certification by the USGBC, an acknowledgement of the 176,000-square-foot building’s sustainable design, construction and operation. Jefferson Suites is the second building at the university to receive LEED certification in as many years. Click here to find out how the Jefferson Suites Residence Hall received LEED Silver Certification.
UNCG’s iconic Quad residence halls, a collection of seven buildings constructed in the 1920s and recently renovated, were certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2013. The certification gives the Quad dual prominence: Among the oldest buildings on campus — approaching a century of use — the residence halls now also rank among the most environmentally sustainable. Click here to learn more about how the Quad became the third UNCG building project to earn LEED certification.
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) Building has been awarded LEED Gold Certification. JSNN is a joint school of NC A&T State University and UNCG. The JSNN Building is a 105,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research facility with numerous specialized nanotechnology resources. It is located in the south campus of Gateway University Research Park on Lee Street. Click here for all the details on the JSNN Building’s LEED Gold Certification.
The dining hall, now named “Moran Commons” in honor of former Chancellor William Moran, is currently undergoing renovations that are projected to meet LEED Silver standards. The project is intended to modernize the service points in the cafeteria to continue to allow for high-volume food service while improving the customer experience. Click here for more information on the big upgrade for the dining hall.
In keeping with UNCG’s core value of sustainability, the development of Spartan Village is being designed to meet LEED Silver standards. Click here to learn about the Spartan Village sustainable strategies.
In 2010, UNCG proposed a Vision Plan for a redevelopment of the West Lee Street Corridor. The proposal included two projects designed to meet LEED Silver certification.
The first project is a centralized facility for UNCG Police. Currently under construction near the south plaza of the pedestrian underpass, this building is scheduled for completion in Spring 2014.
The second project is a new Student Recreation Center. Site work will begin in Spring 2014 and be completed in Fall 2016. Click here to visit the website for the Recreation Center Project.
Click here to learn more about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
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