Belmont University Tall Hall
Tall Hall is Belmont’s newest residential facility, home to over 600 upperclassmen residents. The LEED Gold® building, opened in August 2018, features suite- and apartment-style rooms and a small fitness studio. Some of the sustainability initiatives include:
Energy usage was reduced by 30% (for an approximate annual energy savings of over $100,000) over a baseline building due to several factors:
- Space conditioning provided by high efficiency variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC system
- Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) with energy recovery
- Condensing boilers for domestic hot water
- Premium efficiency motors for fans
- Efficient lighting design with LED fixtures and integrated lighting controls
47% reduction in water usage in flush & flow fixtures (saving approximately 4.3 million gallons of water annually)
55% of construction waste was diverted from landfills (3,200 cubic yards total)
24% of all materials (by cost) installed for the project contained recycled content
29% of all materials installed for the project (by cost) were manufactured and extracted/harvested/recovered within 500 miles of the project site.
Exemplary performance was achieved for maximizing open space and by using a high level of locally sourced materials.
An Innovation in Design credit was awarded for Green Building Education, which includes a case study, formatted as a handout that will be made available in the building lobby, and an outreach program, formatted as a separate page within the extensive sustainability section of Belmont’s website.