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Monday, September 8, 2014

SU's Chester Hall Earns LEED Certification

Chester Residence HallSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s list of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-approved buildings continues to grow with the recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of Chester Residence Hall.

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Following extensive renovations, the building was certified Silver, one of the three highest levels available. The USGBC is the nation’s leading organization supporting environmentally responsible building.

The structure’s certification comes on the heels of the adjacent Choptank Residence Hall, which was certified earlier this summer. Chester is the ninth LEED-certified building on campus, along with the Teacher Education and Technology Center (the Eastern Shore’s first LEED-certified new construction project), Perdue Hall, Sea Gull Square, and the Pocomoke, Wicomico, Nanticoke, Manokin and Choptank residence halls.

In rating Chester, the USGBC gave high marks to its reduction in water usage, access to public transportation, reuse of the existing structure and use of low-emitting materials, including paints, adhesives and flooring.

The LEED certification continues an era of construction sustainability at Salisbury, an extension of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment pledge signed by SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach in 2007.

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at

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