This year we celebrate the official LEED Gold Certification of Oakland Hall. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This is the first LEED Gold certified building that is a part of our residence hall inventory. Oakland Hall joins a growing list of construction projects that represent the campus's commitment to sustainable living.
LEED's core purpose is to transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated as well as enable an environmentally and socially responsible setting that improves the quality of life in communities. The goals of LEED are to:
- reduce environmental impact
- create optimal, efficient performance of the building systems,
- increase tenant satisfaction,
- improve productivity, and
- lower operational costs
We are so grateful to all of the Resident Life staff, Residential Facilities staff members and to all of our Oakland Hall residents for all of their efforts to help us obtain LEED Gold certification!