Sustainability @ SU
Holloway Hall

Sustainability Initiatives

Teacher Education and Technology Center

  • SU achieved LEED Silver certification for this facility.
  • Some floor areas have been covered with renewable and recyclable bamboo in lieu of traditional resilient tile. Most of the flooring materials used throughout the building are 100 percent recyclable.
  • Approximately 40 percent of the building's structural frame is made from recycled materials.
  • The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is ultra-efficient and uses no CFCs.
  • The building was constructed close to two bus lines - SU and Shore Transit - encouraging the use of public transportation.
  • Bicycle racks for nearly 80 bicycles were integrated into the design to encourage bike riding instead of automobile use.
  • The open space surrounding the building is equal to the building footprint. In doing this, SU returned a significant portion of formerly paved area to grass.
  • The paints and coatings for the building met or exceeded Green Seal requirements, and all carpets met or exceeded the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label Indoor Air Quality Test Program.
  • The building was constructed in a pre-developed area, limiting sprawl.
  • Five percent of all new parking spaces outside the building are reserved for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles (hybrids), while another 5 percent are reserved for carpooling vehicles.
  • Electric charging stations for hybrid cars are provided.
  • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures installed in the building reduce water use by approximately 20 percent over traditional fixtures.
  • A dedicated recycling area is provided at the building for paper, glass, plastics and metals.
  • At least 50 percent of waste from construction and the demolition of pre-existing surfaces was recycled or salvaged.
  • The interior building materials contain at least 10 percent recycled materials.
  • At least 10 percent of all materials used to construct the building were purchased locally, requiring less fuel and fewer emissions for shipping.
  • Energy-efficient glass and glazing were used throughout the building.
  • Task lights were installed in more than 90 percent of all work stations in the building so larger area ceiling lights may remain off during the day.
  • The building contains an active environmental education program incorporating signage and outreach with a focus on sustainable living.
  • Housekeeping is performed in accordance with Green Housekeeping Practices.