Isabel Torres, William Cordova, Aaron Algu, Gian Rodriguez, Joseph Di Leo, Steve Llapa

Laurel Village Pavilion-

  • Platinum Certified
  • Passive ventilation system called a katabatic tower 
  • (Katabatic Tower Explanation: In the cool season, it draws in warm, dry air through the peak of the tower into the building. During the warm season, the vents used to draw in air close to minimize any cold escaping.)
  • A green sloped roof to reduce heat island effect
  • Garage doors that open in mild weather to provide fresh air.
  • Interior 2 story green wall
  • Front desk is made up of recycled, reused, and local materials including Wyoming driftwood fence, recycled aluminum flecks, and recycled newspaper strips.
  • A bike store called The Spoke is located inside and provides bicycle maintenance and educational services to all University students, faculty and staff to urge more bike use.
  •  20% Water reduction 
  • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention (Designed and built in a way meant to reduce pollution)
  • Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems
  • Minimum Energy Performance (Uses minimal energy)
  • Fundamental Refrigerant Management 
  • Storage & Collection of Recyclables
  • Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance (Has clean air
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control 
  • Checklist explanations: 
    • Received 6 points for Alternative transportation: (public transportation) 

    – (3 more points because public transport is low- emitting and fuel efficient)

    • Received 2 points for recycled contents and regional materials 
    • front desk is made up of recycled, reused, and local materials including Wyoming driftwood fence, recycled aluminum flecks, and recycled newspaper strips
    • Received 4 points alone for using low- emitting materials (refer to checklist pg 2)
    • Received 4 points for water use reduction (20% reduction according to the website)
    • Received 33 points for Energy and Atmosphere 
    • Received 4 points for materials and resources. 
    • Received 13 points for Indoor environmental quality 
    • Received 3 points for Regional Priority

Laurel Village Alpine Hall-

  • Features local stone, recycled materials, low VOC paints, and easy access to alternative transportation.
  • This hall includes recycled content carpet and entryway floors made from 100% post-consumer recycled material from truck and aircraft tires.
  • Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
  • Alpine is a popular and sustainable residence hall in Laurel Village.
  • Water use reduction- by 2,417,000 gallons per year.
  • Thermal comfort design- a comfortable condition where the room is not too hot or too cold 
  • Checklist explanations:
    • Awarded 20/24 for sustainability specifically alternative transportation such as low emitting and fuel efficient vehicles
    • Awarded 4/10  for water efficiency for water use reduction .
    • Awarded 16/35 for energy and Atmosphere specifically optimizing the energy performance to reduce the effect it has on the environment 
    • Awarded 5/14 for material and and resources specifically the use of regional material meaning 
    • Awarded a 6/6 for innovation awarded for buildings that go beyond the LEED Green Building Rating System requirements
    • Awarded a 2/4 for Regional Priority Credits specifically a 1/1 for community connectivity so not only did they create a green building but were also connected to the people around them and its community.