School of Education
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. On opening to students in August 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 was the second building at the university to receive LEED certification after the School of Education. 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.
UNCG’s Moran Commons dining hall (named in honor of former Chancellor William Moran) has received a major overhaul and is projected to meet LEED Silver standards. Improvements included skylights, vaulted ceilings and incorporating historic elements into the building’s new look. Click here for more information on the big upgrade for the dining hall.
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Building, a 105,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research facility with specialized nanotechnology resources, was awarded LEED Gold certification. A joint project between UNCG and NC A&T State University, the building is in Gateway University Research Park on Lee Street. Click here for information on the JSNN building.
West Lee Street Corridor
In 2010, UNCG proposed a plan for redevelopment of the West Lee Street Corridor. The proposal included three projects designed to meet LEED Silver certification at minimum.
Spartan Village comprises four residence halls and offers apartment-style housing. Amenities include plentiful common areas, complimentary laundry facilities with Energy Star appliances, a bike garage and free express transportation service to central parts of campus. Learn more about Spartan Village here.
UNCG Police Building
The second project is a centralized facility for the UNCG police. Located near the south plaza of a pedestrian underpass, this building was dedicated in early 2015 and is currently under review for LEED Silver certification. Click here to learn more about the building.
Student Recreation Center
A new Student Recreation Center is the third project in the West Lee Street Corridor plan. Construction is under way, with the new rec center scheduled to open in Fall 2016. The state-of-the-art facility employs universal design and is close to the police building and Spartan Village. Click here to learn more about the 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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