Steinberg Architects Achieves New Mexico's First LEED Gold Certification
19 October 2012
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Steinberg Architects' Chamisa Village Phase II (completed in 2011), a 127,000-square-foot residential complex at the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus was certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED certification recognizes buildings that are environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous. The Chamisa Village Phase II's recycled insulation, water collection system that collects water, low-e glazed windows, R-19 wall insulation, R-30 roof insulation and high efficacy lighting that reduces energy consumption are elements that contributed to its LEED Gold certification.