Christopher Newport Hall Awarded LEED Certification
The newest building on campus, Christopher Newport Hall, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Christopher Newport Hall has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“LEED certification identifies Christopher Newport Hall as a showcase example of sustainable design and demonstrates your leadership in transforming the building industry,” S. Richard Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, stated in a letter sent to CNU President Paul Trible with the official certificate.
“When we embraced the vision of a great university, we knew we needed to transform the campus by constructing world-class facilities that promote academic excellence,” Trible stated.
“Neoclassical design combined with environmentally sustainable construction and materials is the perfect complement for an educational curriculum that prepares students for a life of scholarship and service steeped in the invaluable history of the liberal arts. We are proud that Christopher Newport Hall is literally the front door to our campus.”
The U.S. Green Building Council awards different levels of LEED certification based on a number of factors. Christopher Newport Hall was awarded LEED silver based on the following features:
- Community connectivity
- Public transportation access
- Fuel-efficient vehicle preferred parking
- Water-efficient fixtures
- Recycled and local building materials
- Recycled construction waste
- Low VOC materials
- Lighting controls and LED lighting
- High-efficiency HVAC
- A courtyard that provides natural daylighting for the building