February 9, 2012 | Atlanta, GA
Following the North Avenue Apartments (NAA) attaining LEED Gold status for Existing Buildings (EB) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) in December, the complex was dedicated this week to note the honor.
Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and Executive Director of Housing Mike Black made remarks in front of the apartments Thursday, Feb. 9.
With a 2,000-bed capacity, five buildings and nearly one million square feet of space, the student apartment community is the largest university housing complex in the world to achieve the LEED EB O&M certification. Peterson commended staff, who spent three years working together to upgrade cleaning, operations and maintenance systems for the apartments, noting that such a transformation could only have been achieved by those committed to a common vision and to Georgia Tech students.
The Zelnak Center Basketball Facility, Old Civil Engineering Building, Women’s Softball Complex and Klaus Advanced Computing Building accompany the NAA on the list of LEED Gold certified buildings on campus; the College of Management is certified Silver. As of 2009, all new buildings and renovations on Tech’s campus are built to LEED gold specifications but must be reviewed and approved by the United States Green Building Council for certification.