Catlett Hall Certified LEED Gold

Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall Certified LEED Gold

Newest, largest facility on campus earns higher than expected marks for efficiency.

Iowa City, Iowa – June 26, 2018 – Design Engineers most recent residence hall project has been Certified LEED Gold by the USBGC. The project had been slated for Silver previously, and has earned higher marks with innovative energy conservation measures.

The largest residence hall on campus, Catlett Hall is over 300,000 square feet with 12 floors and 1,049 beds. Energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems are expected to save over $153,000 a year in utility costs compared to a code baseline building. The building includes an open marketplace, student kitchen, fitness center, laundry, afterhours Café, recreation center, study commons, event and seminar rooms, 2 primary entrances, 12 available study rooms and 27 panoramic student lounges.

Some of the building’s “green” highlights are: