Crispell Hall goes for the gold

November 9, 2012
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Students lounge in common area of Crispell Hall

Our campus is getting so green, it’s going gold! The newly renovated Crispell Hall residence building has been awarded LEED Gold Certification for New Construction and Major Renovations, making it the first LEED Gold building on the campus.

“SUNY New Paltz is committed to sustainability throughout the campus,” said John Shupe, assistant vice president of facilities management. “We are always striving to reduce our carbon footprint and to find innovative approaches to sustainability. This is our first LEED Gold building on campus, and we are thrilled. I’d like to commend our team for all their terrific work in achieving this milestone.”

Buildings constructed to LEED standards are designed to be more efficient with a lower environmental impact. “Achieving LEED Gold for the Crispell Hall renovation is a significant achievement for SUNY New Paltz,” said John McEnrue, director of facilities, design and construction. “At minimum we were striving for LEED Silver, but through hard work and collaboration with our dedicated consultants, Architecture + (of Troy, NY) and contractor, Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management (of Pleasant Valley, NY) we were able to take it to the next level.”

Some of the energy-efficient factors that contributed to Crispell’s LEED Gold rating include plumbing fixtures that reduce potable water use; adhesives, paints and wood products that achieve superior indoor air quality; and a metal roof with high solar reflectance value.

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