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Pondside III Residence Hall Awarded Silver LEED

KSC’s Pondside III residential hall has received LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings.

“Each facility project presents an opportunity for applying energy-saving designs,” said Jay Kahn, vice president for Finance and Planning. “With Rhodes Hall, the Library, the Science Center, the Dining Commons, and most recently Fiske Hall, the College and its consultants have challenged each other to consider the most cost-effective measures we can bring to a project. Pondside III was the first project we chose to document our efforts for external review and certification.”

Pondside III, a $13.8-million dormitory overlooking Brickyard Pond, spans 51,300 square feet and has 154 beds. The suite-style building sets a new standard for dorm life at the College – suites with singles, doubles, or a mix of both promote social interaction and support “living and learning” communities centered on academic themes, service learning, leadership, wellness, the arts, and other common interests. The building incorporates super-insulated walls, motion-sensor lights, dual-flush toilets, and recycling rooms on each floor.

“The recognition by the U.S. Green Building Council with a Silver LEED award is well deserved,” said Kahn. “The team effort included many champions: Mary Jensen, Jim Carley, Frank Mazzola, Bill Rymes, and Bill Sevigny from KSC, Mary Ann Gaal and Bill Sudsbury from USNH, and our consultants at Lavallee Brensinger Architects, Rist Frost Shumway engineering, and Herb Newman and Partners.”

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