PCL Construction Receives LEED Certifications for Colorado State University's Laurel Village
DENVER, CO PCL Construction Services Inc. in Denver, Colorado, announces that all three buildings at Colorado State University's Laurel Village received LEED certification. Laurel Village Pavilion was awarded LEED Platinum certification, the first of its kind at the university, while the two residence halls, Alpine and PiÃ±on, received LEED Gold certification.
LEED, monitored by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a green building certification program developed to recognize outstanding building strategies and practices that save money and resources throughout the life of a structure.
"Our project team worked for three years to plan, design, and build Laurel Village as a signature living learning community for our campus," said Jim Dolak, Executive Director of Housing & Dining Services. "Laurel Village enhances the student experience and showcases what is possible with sustainable design and engagement."
Sustainable features that contributed to the Laurel Village's LEED Platinum and LEED Gold certifications include an electrical vehicle-charging station, water-use reduction of 40 percent over a baseline building, bike parking for 80 percent of Laurel Village residents, nearby access to alternative transportation, and use of recycled materials in the construction phases.
Construction of the project began in fall 2014 and included two five-story residence halls, Alpine and PiÃ±on, and a two-story community building, Laurel Village Pavilion. PCL is currently building three additional apartment facilities for the university, together known as Aggie Village Redevelopment, which is scheduled for completion in September 2016.