Leopold Residence Hall opened in August 2013 and has achieved LEED Gold certification for its design and operation. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Gold certification is the second-highest level possible in their rating system.
The Gordon Dining & Event Center opened its doors in the fall of 2012 with a variety of sustainable qualities and features: improved energy efficiency with building mechanicals and dining refrigeration and appliances, a green roof and rain gardens to mange storm water, and a pulper in the dish room. The Gordon waste oil boiler, which debuted in 2009, also made the move, continuing to heat a portion of the building’s hot water with recycled vegetable oil.
Dejope Residence Hall opened in fall of 2012 and has a variety of sustainable features including a green roof and rain gardens to manage storm water and improved energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is highlighted by the use of an energy recovery wheel, natural ventilation and fan coil units which create energy savings and resident comfort. In addition, solar panels assist with reducing domestic hot water heating costs and a pulper in the dish room allows the facility to compost all food waste.