OMAHA, Neb. — The University of Nebraska at Omaha achieved LEED Gold certification for Mammel Hall, the new home to the College of Business Administration and the first building in the University of Nebraska system to achieve LEED Gold.
The $34 million, 120,000-square-foot building opened in August 2010 after about two years of construction.
The building’s green features include a community-based design, access to public transportation, and daylight in 75 percent of the rooms. The unique plant species used in the outdoor landscape design is expected to reduce water consumed for irrigation by 52 percent. ??
During construction, more than 97 percent of waste was diverted from landfills, and thermographic imaging of the building’s exterior was used to design maximum thermal integrity, low mercury and energy efficient lamps, and storm-water management.
The facility was designed by Omaha-based architectural firm Holland Basham Architects.