Residence Halls Earn The Gold

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

When we began the Century Park project, our goal was to become a LEED silver-level certified building. I learned this week that our outside evaluator and architect have tallied our points and believe we are well within LEED GOLD certification!.

According to the LEED website, only three dormitory projects in the U.S. have received the LEED Gold Certification. Until now, no LEED certification has been obtained by a university or college in Mississippi.

With a commitment to healthy minds, bodies and campuses, Southern Miss is, once again, leading the charge to the top!