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Pulliam Hall LEED Gold Certified

Starin Hall

Pulliam Hall, one of the newest residence halls on campus, has been given the honor of receiving a LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC (United States Green Building Council).  LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally known green building certification system that was started in 2000.  The certification promotes sustainable building practices, as well as creating an environment that everyone can enjoy.

There are several factors taken into account when a building is considered for a LEED rating.  Some of these factors include:

  • How sustainable the city and surrounding environment are
  • How water efficient the building is
  • How energy efficient the building isStarin Hall while being constructed
  • The type of atmosphere the building creates
  • The types of materials and resources that go into maintenance and construction
  • The air quality of the completed building and surrounding environment
  • How many low emitting agents were used (eg. low VOC paints and coatings)
  • How innovative the building design is

For more information on LEED and the United States Green Building Council, visit


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