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Science building at University of New Haven gets LEED Gold certification

April 7, 2021
The Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation opened in 2020.

The University of New Haven’s newest building, the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

University officials say they approached the development of the the $35-million, 45,000 square-foot building with a sustainable mindset, which involved thinking about the best ways to reduce the impact on the environment.

“Our focus as we created the vision for the Bergami Center was to provide a cutting-edge space that enhances the educational experience of our students, while ensuring that sustainability was at the forefront,” says Lou Annino, associate vice president and chief facilities officer.

The University of New Haven in New Haven, Conn., now has three buildings – including Celentano Hall, our newest residence hall, and Westside Hall – that have been designed and constructed following the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system.

The Bergami Center was constructed on a previously developed site, which helps to reduce the environmental impact that a new building might have. During construction of the Bergami Center, more than 75% of waste materials were diverted from landfills.

Materials within the Bergami Center were also sustainably sourced. For example, more than half of the wood in the buildings came from within a 500 mile radius of the university.

The architect is Svigals + Partners.

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