The Belknap Residence Hall achieved multiple notable sustainability metrics including LEED GOLD while remaining cost efficient, durable, and easy to maintain. The new hall includes a 36.1% reduction in water
Through Triple Bottom Line Analysis of just eleven credits pursued, it was revealed that a $540,000 additional investment in sustainable design and construction strategies returned to all stakeholders over $988,000 in benefits.
The new residence hall allows students to learn not only lessons from a college education, but also the values of sustainable living.
Paladin led the coordination efforts and tracked key milestones beyond the typical scope for commissioning services to support the progress toward completion. The firm’s persistence helped overcome and address the unforeseen delays created by the pandemic, and the building was functional prior to occupancy.
The firm’s Construction Checklists proved valuable as they identified many operational and maintenance deficiencies and corrected them prior to the end of equipment warranty periods.