Campus News

Building 1516 receives green honors

Building 1516, the newest residence hall at UGA and the first to be LEED certified, received two honors recently: The on-campus award by Student Housing Business for best use of green and sustainable construction, and a gold LEED certification.

Built by Juneau Construction, Collins Cooper Carusi Architects and HADP Architecture, the new residence hall opened in fall 2010. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system attests that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources with sensitivity to their impacts.