University Columns at Southern Polytechnic State University Pursuing LEED Silver Certification

Words: Dan Kamys

University Columns at Southern Polytechnic
State University Pursuing LEED Silver Certification

Marietta, Ga.-based Polytechnic State University's University Columns, a community designed to house fraternities, sororities and university sanctioned organizations, is on track for LEED Silver certification under LEED for Homes by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green building and design. University Columns is one of five SPSU projects currently pursuing LEED certification.

LEED for Homes is a green certification program that rewards single-family residences that are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient, healthier and more durable for their occupants. LEED certified buildings complete a technically rigorous process that includes an energy analysis and onsite inspections to verify that the buildings are built to be energy and water efficient, environmentally sound and a healthier place to live.

Green buildings can have substantially lower utility bills and qualify for beneficial financing, lower insurance rates and government incentives. University Columns focuses heavily on reducing energy use, reducing water use and the efficient use of materials.

University Columns was developed by Ambling University Development Group, in association with Juneau Construction, Niles Bolton Associates and Southface.

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