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.