Birmingham-Southern College's new Lakeview North and Lakeview South residence halls have been certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system.
The system verifies that the facilities were constructed with environmentally friendly features geared to energy savings, water efficiency and carbon emissions reduction.
The residence halls opened to 160 students in fall 2010 and have energy-efficient appliances, recycled-content carpet and low-flow shower heads and faucets. A 15,000-gallon water storage cistern captures rainwater from the roof to use for landscape irrigation.
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