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Sustainability

The Student Success Center has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification. JMU’s participation in LEED Certification shows our commitment through design and construction practices to increase the effectiveness while reducing negative environmental impacts of buildings and improving occupant health and well-being.

Facility Highlights

  • Energy Performance
    • Long-Life T8 Fluorescent and LED Lighting
    • New Windows are Low-E Coated for Reduced Heat Gain
    • Energy Revocery in Dedicated Outdoor Air Unit
    • Demand Controlled Ventilation
    • Occupancy Sensors for Reduced Use of Unnecessary Artificial Light
    • Advanced Systems Metering
    • Building Commissioning
    • High Reflectivity TPO Membrane Roofing for Reduced Heat Gain
  • Water Conservation
    • Low-Flow Lavatories
    • Pint Flush Urinals
    • 1.25 Gallons Per Flush Water Closets
  • Site Improvements
    • 50% of Parking Located Under Cover for Reduced Heat Island Effect
    • High Reflectivity TPO Membrane Roofing for Reduced Heat Gain
    • Full Cut-off Exterior Lighting
    • Bicycle Storage
  • Material Use
    • 75% or Greater Diversion Rate for Construction Waste
    • At Least 10% Recycled Materials
    • At Least 20% Regionally Sourced Materials
    • Forest Stewardship Council Certified Wood
  • Indoor Environment
    • Indoor Air Quality Management Plans
    • Low VOC Paints, Adhesives, Sealants, Composite Wood
    • Individual Lighting and Thermal Controls for Occupant Comfort
  • Innovation in Design
    • Campus Green Cleaning Policy
    • Waste Mitigation Policy
    • Integrated Waste Management Plan
    • Process Water Use Reduction

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