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New College House Earns LEED Gold

October 16, 2017

Penn’s New College House has been awarded a prestigious LEED Gold for New Construction designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 350-bed New College House, which was completed in August 2016, features an expansive interior courtyard, community greenspaces, and a green roof that cleans and stores rainwater. Certified Gold under the rating system LEED NC v2009, New College House received high marks in Construction Waste Management for diverting 95.78% of the on-site generated construction waste, in improved Indoor Environmental Quality for providing thermal controls for 99.79% of building occupants and 100% of shared multi-occupants, and in Water Efficiency for its landscaping.  LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.  Read more about the LEED rating system here, and visit the Penn Connects website to learn more about New College House.

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