Windows Provide George Washington University’s first LEED-registered Residence Hall with Daylight, Views and Ventilation

Photo by Jessica McConnell

As George Washington University’s first residence hall designed and constructed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System™, South Hall stands as a testament to the University’s commitment to sustainability. The project is registered to achieve a LEED-Silver rating, pending certification. Opened in September 2009, South Hall is part of GW University’s 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan developed by Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects.

Working within this master plan and sustainable vision, South Hall was designed as a joint venture by AECOM/CGS, and constructed by Clark Construction Group. The new, 10-story residence hall offers the latest advances in “green” building standards and energy efficiency.

Each one- and two-bedroom suite in South Hall also offers expansive views of the campus’ historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood, thanks to the building’s many Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ windows. In total, glazing contractor Engineered Construction Products Ltd. installed more than 600 units. For South Hall, Wausau’s 3250H Heritage Series and 4250 Series were used.

These project-out, project-in and fixed units feature PPG Solarban® 70XL solar control low-E glass and polyurethane thermal barrier. The windows are NFRC-labeled and AAMA AW-rated, certifying that they meet stringent industry testing for air, water and structural performance. The windows also feature a three-coat 70-percent fluropolymer finish by Linetc.