US University Building Achieves LEED Gold

5 May 2011 (Last Updated May 5th, 2011 18:30)

Wake Forest University, located in North Carolina, US, has achieved LEED Gold certification for the South Residence Hall building on its campus. South Hall, completed in August 2010, is a four-storey building with an area of 6,225m² that houses 201 students. The buildin

Wake Forest University, located in North Carolina, US, has achieved LEED Gold certification for the South Residence Hall building on its campus.

South Hall, completed in August 2010, is a four-storey building with an area of 6,225m² that houses 201 students.

The building was designed by university architect Ryan Swanson.

The construction project used locally sourced materials including brick, limestone, roof slate, hollow core floor slabs, and structural and reinforcing steel.

The building also features double-paned aluminium windows that are structurally consistent with the older buildings on campus while being energy efficient and low maintenance.

South Hall also features several energy-efficient appliances and features that contributed to the LEED certification.