- SU achieved LEED Honorable Mention certification for
- 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,
- 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.