Heinz College Lecture Hall Addition in Hamburg Hall - Phase II
LEED NC 3.0 GOLD Certified August 4, 2016
Phase II of the Hamburg Hall renovation project has earned a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its use of sustainable and energy-efficient materials and systems.
Phase II featured a new 150-seat auditorium-style classroom in the former parking lot between Smith and Hamburg halls and the transformation of Hamburg Hall 1000 into a grand entrance and lobby. The lobby connects to the new classroom that is modeled after Rashid Auditorium in the Hillman Center.
Phase II also included construction of an ADA-compliant entrance to Hamburg Hall from Forbes Avenue and an upgrade of existing infrastructure to meet current building codes.
The U.S. Green Building Council awards LEED status in four levels — platinum, gold, silver and certified — based on the number of points a project earns across several areas addressing sustainability issues.
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