DENVER, CO (June 10, 2015) – PCL Construction Services Inc. in Denver is pleased to announce that all three buildings at Colorado State University’s Laurel Village received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. Laurel Village Pavilion was awarded LEED Platinum certification, the first of its kind at the university, while the two residence halls, Alpine and Piñon, received LEED Gold certification.
LEED, monitored by the US Green Building Council, is a green building certification program developed to recognize outstanding building strategies and practices that save money and resources throughout the life of a structure.
“Our project team worked for three years to plan, design, and build Laurel Village as a signature living learning community for our campus,” said Jim Dolak, executive director of Housing & Dining Services. “Laurel Village enhances the student experience and showcases what is possible with sustainable design and engagement.”
Sustainable features that contributed to the Laurel Village’s LEED Platinum and LEED Gold certifications include an electrical vehicle-charging station, water-use reduction of 40 percent over a baseline building, bike parking for 80 percent of Laurel Village residents, nearby access to alternative transportation, and use of recycled materials in the construction phases.
Construction of the project began in Fall 2014 and included two five-story residence halls, Alpine and Piñon, and a two-story community building, Laurel Village Pavilion. PCL is currently building three additional apartment facilities for the university, together known as Aggie Village Redevelopment, which is scheduled for completion in September 2016.
View the ongoing construction of Aggie Village, including a time lapse, with PCL’s construction web cam.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $7 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
About Colorado State University
Colorado State University, a land-grant institution and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, with world-class research and academic programs in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, human and animal health, environmental science, global business, and more. Founded in 1870, Colorado State is a campus of nearly 30,000 students in Fort Collins and research funding of more than $300 million annually. For more information visit www.colostate.edu.