Music Building is LEED Gold
Given a goal of LEED Silver at the beginning of design, the Music Building project surpassed expectations and is the first LEED Gold building on campus. By exceeding targets set early in design, closely monitoring construction activities and the selection of materials and products, and with the University’s commitment to carry on sustainable practices after the completion of construction, this project was able to achieve multiple goals for sustainable design, construction, and operation.
The project goes beyond energy standards with efficient lighting and controls, mechanical, and plumbing systems. Other sustainable features include passive stormwater management techniques; reduced site water use with planting material selection and “smart” controls that adjust irrigation based on rainfall levels; recycling or salvaging 95% of construction waste; use of recycled and regionally produced construction materials such as steel and concrete; interior finishes and Greenguard labeled furnishings made with sustainable and recycled materials; and ongoing use of “green” housekeeping methods and cleaning products.