Sustainability @ SU
Holloway Hall

Sustainability Initiatives

Parking Garage

  • SU achieved LEED Honorable Mention certification for this facility.
  • Light Emitting Diode (LED) type lights are installed throughout the garage along with a daylight harvesting control system, which shuts off lights in areas of the garage when a sensor detects enough natural sunlight to adequately illuminate the interior. Combined, these measures reduce lighting energy by 60 percent over more traditional lighting systems.
  • By using pervious paving materials and replacing some formerly paved sections with grass, SU has increased the site's perviousness by 15 percent, decreasing storm water runoff.
  • The garage is constructed in a pre-developed area, limiting sprawl.
  • The garage's roof is made from white concrete, allowing light to reflect instead of being absorbed, reducing heat island effect.
  • 100 percent of the waste concrete created during construction was recycled.
  • SU provides six parking spaces with recharge stations for electric vehicles and created the infrastructure to easily add more spaces as the demand grows.
  • 100 percent of all concrete (over 1,085 tons) and metal (over 62 tons) from pre-existing buildings demolished to make way for the parking garage has been recycled.
  • At least 60 percent of all materials used to construct the garage have been purchased locally, requiring less fuel and fewer emissions for shipping.
  • The garage includes a new campus telecommunications hub, eliminating the requirement for construction of a similar hub in a less developed area.
  • SU is investigating reserving up to 5 percent of the garage's capacity - roughly 40 parking spaces - for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles (hybrids) and/or carpool vehicles.
  • Infrastructure was placed to install up to six charging stations for electric vehicles.