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Ikenberry Dining Hall: LEED Silver (Completed)

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  • 11/29/2018
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The Ikenberry Commons Dining Hall was awarded the LEED Silver Certification on August 17, 2011. The dining hall received 34 of the 69 possible points on the LEED Scorecard. Energy saving features of the facility include recycled content in 20 percent of the materials used to construct the building; water-efficient plumbing fixtures; energy-efficient lighting, heating, and cooling; low-VOC paints, coatings, and sealants; and a white reflective roof that reduces the need for cooling. More information about the LEED Certification and features of the Ikenberry Commons Dining Hall is available on the University Housing page and in the USGBC’s directory.

  • More than twenty percent of the materials used for the project were manufactured and harvested   within a 500-mile radius from the site.  
  •  Over 50% of the wood-based materials used in the Dining Hall were FSC-certified, which means the wood comes from responsibly managed, sustainable sources.
  • Over 80 percent of the construction waste was recycled, reducing landfill waste. 
  • Ikenberry Dining Hall participates in the University Housing’s popular recycling program.
  • Reduced water use for landscaping by 50%
  • The landscape is designed with native and drought-tolerant plants to reduce dependency on potable water. Low-flow plumbing fixtures were also utilized to reduce water by over 30 percent in the Dining Hall.
  •  The Dining Hall was designed to meet ASHRAE requirements. ASHRAE is the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, which promotes sustainability and green building practices. The SDRP will exceed ASHRAE requirements by over 10 percent
  • Low-VOC (volatile organic compound) products, including paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants, were chosen to increase indoor air quality.  
  • The Dining Hall was built with eight staff showers so that Housing staff members can take advantage of alternative forms of transportation, such as biking or walking to work.
  • A built-in oil-reclaiming system in the SDRP will send used fryer oil to a holding tank on the loading dock to be processed into biodiesel for the campus motor pool. The non-toxic, biodegradable fuel generates fewer emissions and saves the campus money on fuel costs. Read more about this campus biodiesel initiative.

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Heather McGuinn (NHDKMP Architects)

    Project Leader:

    Elizabeth Stegmaier, Edward Scopel

    Team Members:

    • Don McKay (Nagle Hartray Architects)
    • Booth Hansen - Master Plan


  • Completed August 17, 2011
    Completed by USGBC


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