Salem College’s Student Center has earned LEED Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. The sustainable facility was designed by LAMBERT Architecture + Interiors and built by Frank L Blum Construction, both of Winston-Salem.
Salem College, the oldest continually-operating educational institution for women in the country (1772), chose to build for the future with sustainability and preservation in mind.
The 15,000 sq. ft. project was awarded credits for sustainable measures in order to receive the LEED Silver rating. Among the credits were the prevention of pollution caused by construction activity; site selection within a dense community for alternative transportation and connectivity; the use of native plants and minimization of impact to surrounding trees; optimization of energy performance with enhanced commissioning; locally-sourced and recycled construction materials; diversion of waste from construction; and reduced water usage. The project also received credits for indoor environmental qualities including air quality performance, the use of low-emitting materials, thermal comfort, and daylighting with views.
LAMBERT Architecture + Interiors in Winston-Salem is a design firm providing architectural, planning and interior design services. Founded in 1989, LAMBERT employs 18 professionals and serves clients throughout the Southeast.