Nugent Hall Awarded LEED Certification
University Housing at the University of Illinois is pleased to announced that Timothy J. Nugent Residence Hall has been awarded LEED Silver certification as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
“We are very pleased that Nugent Hall, in addition to being a model of accessibility, is also a model of environmental sustainability,” said John E. Collins, director of University Housing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Nugent Hall achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified building save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
“Nugent Hall’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Nugent Hall serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”
LEED certification of Nugent Hall was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include:
In addition to its numerous sustainability features, Nugent Hall is a leader in accessibility for students with severe physical disabilities.
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