Mary and Harold Perper Residence Hall at Lynn University wins Most Outstanding Residential Award

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Staff report

Lynn University’s Mary and Harold Perper Residence Hall won the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Florida’s Most Outstanding Residential Award at the GalaVerde Leadership Awards.

Designed by Gensler, Perper Residence Hall features loft-style apartments for 170 students.

Architects designed the building with USGBC’s sustainability rating system in mind, and the residence hall received LEED Silver certification earlier this year.

Over 20 percent of project materials and over 75 percent of construction waste were  recycled.

A responsibly managed forest produced more than half of the wood used.

It incorporated water and energy efficiencies.

“We are extremely honored and pleased this project was recognized by our green-building peers as superlative examples of the highest quality, sustainable building undertakings,” said Jonathan Burgess, President of The Spinnaker Group. “Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices—it’s a commitment to making the world a better place, as well as a challenge to others to do better.”

The 2019 GalaVerde Awards recognized excellence in high-performance building design, environmental stewardship and community impact, as well as green building initiatives and achievements.