$46 Million UNCG Quad Housing Renovation Earns LEED Gold Certification

July 13, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 11, 2013)… The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) recently earned LEED for New Construction gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on the $46 million in renovations and additions to the seven residence hall buildings that comprise the historical campus quadrangle.

Woolpert, in association with design consultant Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas, designed the new quad to meet the needs of an increasing student population while also incorporating sustainable elements to attain LEED certification.

Factors contributing to the gold certification included the implementation of water-saving renovations, the recycling of mattresses, motion sensor lighting and heating controls and the diversion of 90% of debris from landfills during construction.

“UNCG is committed to environmental sustainability as part of the university’s  construction projects moving forward, and we are proud to support that commitment through our design efforts,” said Kenn Bullock, Woolpert vice president. “Woolpert worked very closely with UNCG to develop a design that preserves the historic character of the university’s residence hall buildings dating back to the 1920s while also bringing the student spaces into the 21st century.”

The university projects an enrollment of more than 21,000 by 2020.