Donley’s Renovation and Expansion of GMU Exploratory Hall Receives LEED Silver Certification

The hard work and efforts of George Mason University’s, architect, Perkins+Will and Donley’s construction management team has led to LEED Silver certification for George Mason University’s (GMU) Exploratory Hall expansion and renovation.

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the most widely-used green building rating system and recognizes projects satisfying prerequisites to earn points in categories such as materials and resources, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, and indoor environmental. Levels of certification include LEED Certified, LEED Silver, LEED Gold, and LEED Platinum. To earn LEED Silver certification, the Exploratory Hall renovation and expansion project had to earn between 50-59 points.
Led by Donley’s project executive, Ken Hendershott, Donley’s construction team assisted GMU in providing updated student services through the renovation of 100,000 sq. ft. and a 55,000 sq. ft. addition for occupancy by the College of Science. Scope of work included  dry and wet labs, department offices, classrooms, lecture halls, gathering spaces, and a new rooftop greenhouse.

Congratulations to all involved on this important certification.