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:
- Green System – The Daily Iowan reports on how Catlett Strives for Energy Efficiency using 2,100 green outlets that respond to room occupancy sensors, along with lighting and the thermostat.
- LED Lighting – automatic daylight harvesting and room occupancy sensors
- Energy Recovery Units – recover energy from the building exhaust to pre-cool and pre-heat the outdoor air provided for ventilation and make up air
- Building Automation and Lighting Control System – integration allows space temperature set back based on occupancy status.