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Liberty Terrace: Residential Complex Receives LEED Gold Certification

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 12, 2014) — The University at Albany's Liberty Terrace, a 20,000 sq. ft. apartment-style student housing complex overlooking Indian Pond, has become the University’s first certified LEED Gold facility.

LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and is a designation given by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is a verification system for green buildings, which incorporates environmental, social and economic benefits throughout the building’s entire lifecycle.

The winner of a 2013 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award for engineering design services, Liberty Terrace features several energy-saving, environmentally friendly features, including:  

  • A geo-thermal heating and air conditioning system;
  • Energy-efficient windows and doors;
  • Pre-cast insulated concrete panel construction;
  • Use of recycled and locally-sourced materials;
  • Green roofing;
  • Rain gardens; and
  • A permeable pavement.

Learn more about this facility designed for upperclassmen.

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