New Caruth Hall achieves LEED Gold Certification
Published: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering's Caruth Hall was officially rewarded LEED Gold status this week.
The award is given to buildings or communities that are "aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts," according to USGBC.org.
Caruth Hall, which houses the Computer Science, Engineering Management and Information and System departments, becomes the second engineering building, after the Embry Engineering Building, to gain this internationally known award.
The building features significant natural lighting, centrally located staircases to discourage use of elevators and water reclamation systems, among other green initiatives.