Mountaineer Residence Hall
Mountaineer Residence Hall has a LEED® Gold Certification and received a total of 68 points based on its energy saving and sustainability features. Sixty-five points are needed to receive gold certification.
LEED®-certified homes complete a technically rigorous process that often includes a home energy (HERS) rating and onsite inspections to verify that the home is built to be energy and water efficient, environmentally sound, and a healthier place to live.
The project received 16 points for site stewardship that included erosion control measures taken during construction, landscaping and storm water controls. Thirteen points were awarded in the energy and atmosphere category which measured energy performance. Eleven points were awarded in the materials and resources category for the use of environmentally preferred products such as flooring and recycled gypsum board.
Mountaineer Residence Hall houses a 40-panel solar thermal system to provide hot water needs. The common spaces in the building accentuate the community while providing residents places to get together to study, hang out, or admire the beautiful setting.