Summit Hall is the first building on campus to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Existing Buildings, Opeerations & Maintenance (EBOM) certification. The EBOM system was developed for existing commercial and institutional buildings, and is applicable to building operations, processes, systems upgrades and minor space use changes and is targeted toward building owners and operators of the existing building. 

Summit Hall scored a 61 out of 100 to receive a LEED Gold Certification

  • Achieved an Energy Star rating of 85 (35th percentile above the national median)
  • Carbon credits were purchased to offset 100% of the total building energy use
  • 72% of purchases by cost for Summit Hall meet the sustainability criteria laid out by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • 100% of durable goods are diverted from the landfill through the Surplus Department
  • 74% of all living, work, and common spaces have a direct line of sight to the outdoors
  • 56% of all cleaning materials and products purchased meets USGBC sustainability criteria
  • 30% of cleaning equipment purchased meets USBGC sustainability criteria
  • Greenhouse gas emissions were tracked, recorded, and reported
  • Low-flow (1.5 gallons per minute) aerators and low-flow showerheads were installed
  • Summit Hall uses 45% less water than a baseline building
  • Custodial staffing and training procedures are in compliance with credit requirements
  • The Green Warrior campaign engaged 14% of the buildings students in Summit Hall; students engaged in more sustainable behavior choices
  • 50% of Summit Hall employees use alternative means to commute to work (as opposed to single occupancy vehicles)

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