Agnes Scott’s Rebekah Scott Hall deemed LEED-certified after renovationFrom left to right: Elizabeth Rhett Johnes ’73, National Campaign Co-Chair; Clyde Tuggle, National Campaign Co-Chair; Elizabeth D. Holder, Board of Trustees Chair; Leocadia I. Zak, President; Amira Daugherty ’19, Student Government Association President; Ann Glendinning ’68, Trustee, Environment and Facilities Committee Chair; Alexa Wood Gaeta ’98, Vice President for Enrollment, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid; Robiaun Charles, Vice President for College Advancement. Photo obtained via Facebook.
After renovations were were to Agnes Scott College’s Rebekah Scott Hall, the building was awarded with the LEED Platinum Certification, or the highest green rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
LEED certification is granted by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used worldwide to assess green buildings. This will be Agnes Scott College’s third LEED-certified building on campus.
“Rebekah Scott Hall achieved the LEED Platinum certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality,” the college said in a recent press release.
This past Friday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m., over 150 community members came out to celebrate Rebekah Scott Hall’s LEED certification and building reopening.
Rebekah Scott Hall doubles as an office space and a dorm. The college recently completed $16 million worth of renovations to the building.
One of the green changes made to Rebekah Scott Hall was to get rid of a parking lot, allowing for a lessened “heat island effect.” This makes for a cooler environment and for less storm water runoff.
In addition to LEED, Rebekah Scott Hall was recognized recently by the Atlanta Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for community impact.
“We continue to advance in our sustainability efforts,” executive director of Agnes Scott’s Center for Sustainability, Susan Kidd said in a recent press release. “We offer an immense thank you to the renovation project team who have been great partners as well as to the alumnae, friends, trustees and donors for their generosity.”