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Cal State Fullerton Housing earns recognition from U.S. Green Building Council

The Student Housing Phase III project is now LEED Platinum certified

by Kirsti CorreaPublished: March 26, 2012 07:45 AM

Cal State Fullerton has earned a LEED Platinum certification for its recently completed Student Housing Phase III Project. The project was finished in August 2011, designed by Steinberg Architects and constructed by PCL Construction Services.

The project comprises a complex that houses nearly 2,000 students in traditional double-occupancy rooms distributed among five floors. The main complex also features conference and classroom space, laundry and community rooms in each of the five buildings. The sixth building is a dining hall and central plant on one floor.

In order to be considered for LEED certification, the project must follow strict guidelines, in both the design process and throughout the construction, including energy management systems, low water use, on-site material recycling, and high efficiency lighting, glass and window systems.

“It was important to us that this facility fosters positive student socialization and academic achievement while integrating leading sustainability strategies,” said Sr. Project Manager at Cal State Fullerton Stephen Chamberlain.

The project also led to improvements to campus-wide storm drainage, landscaping and utility infrastructure in addition to a new student parking lot and pedestrian piazza area with a fountain.

“We are proud to build the first LEED Platinum certified project in the California State University system and the largest-ever construction project on the Fullerton campus,” said David Yount, PCL Los Angeles vice president and district manager. “The design and layout of the facilities position CSU Fullerton as a leader in providing students with a modern and sustainable housing environment.”

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