The Commons, Marquette’s newest residence hall, has received a 2020 Certificate of Leadership for Innovative Design from the U.S. Green Building Council West North Central (USGBC WNC) Region.
The project was recognized for its demonstrated use of new technologies and strategies to push the envelope of green design and meet project challenges in an innovative way.
The Commons is a state-of-the-art residence hall where sustainability was a driving factor to make the local community a better place to live, work and play. Specifically, sustainable construction and design features incorporated into the project live with the building post-occupancy and allow residents to directly experience sustainability in their daily lives. Features utilized in building The Commons save energy, support the environment and create a unique addition to the campus.
Since its opening in 2018, The Commons has received numerous awards for its design and sustainability. In October, the residence hall was honored with Excellence in Design Award by American Institute of Architects. The Commons has also been recognized with various design and construction honors from The Daily Reporter, The Milwaukee Business Journal, In Business Magazine and the American Society of Interior Designers – Wisconsin. It also received the “General Contractor Award for New Construction” at the BUILD Wisconsin Awards Banquet in 2019.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit organization committed to transforming buildings, because it believes that every person deserves a better, more sustainable life. The USGBC WNC Leadership Awards recognize the triple bottom-line benefits of green buildings: people, planet and profit. Sustainable buildings are not only good for the environment – they also save money while providing a healthy living and working space for building occupants.