Many different factors contributed to the LEED Gold rating, including:
- Water Conservation: low flow faucets and shower heads, and dual-flush toilets
- High Performance Building Envelope: double-paned windows (from a prior building upgrade project), reflective roof, high performance thermal envelope, and air-lock entry vestibule
- Energy Conservation: heat wheel to conserve thermal energy during the heating season while maintaining air quality and a heat exchanger
- Lighting: approximately 95% of light fixtures are LEDs
- Green Building Materials:
- Building reuse: 95% of existing structural elements including walls, floors, and roofs have been reused. A minimum of 55% of all structural elements will be reused.
- Over 95% of construction waste was recycled
- A significant percentage of building materials were acquired from the region
- A significant percentage of building materials were made from recycled content
- Low-Emitting Materials:
- Low-emitting paints and coatings
- Low-emitting flooring system
- Alternative Transportation:
- Lefevre Hall has easy access to public transportation, including two bus lines within one quarter mile walking distance of the project site
- Outdoor covered bike storage
- Designated parking spots for low emission and fuel efficient vehicles
- Brownfield Remediation: the building was abated for asbestos
- Community Connectivity: the building is located within one half mile of a minimum of ten basic community services such as the Student Health Center, dining locations, the campus bookstore, a bank, the mailroom, etc.
Click here to download the Final LEED Credit Checklist for Shawangunk Hall.