UAH Charger Village Residence Hall LEED Certification The 400-bed residence hall was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Certification through the use of sustainable practices. Sustainable Features Building located within ¼ mile of three bus line stops to encourage use of public transportation and to reduce individual vehicle demand. Secure, covered bicycle storage provided to encourage bike riding and to reduce individual vehicle demand. Hardscape areas designed with light colored pavers to reduce heat-island effect. Low reflective roofing material used to reduce heat-island effect. Irrigation system designed to use 60% less water than other buildings. Smart irrigation controllers with cycle and soak functions shorten the watering time and minimize run off. A rain sensor disables the system during and after a rain event. Potable water demand is reduced by more than 30% through the use of low-flow lavatories, showers, sink faucets, and toilets. More than 20% of the building materials contain post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content. Materials with recycled content include steel, concrete, precast panels, brick, metal roofing, sheetrock, acoustical ceilings, wood doors, windows, and carpeting. Nearly 1/3 of all the materials used to construct this facility were harvested and manufactured within 500 miles of the building location. This facility uses adhesives, sealants, flooring systems, and paints that emit a minimal amount of VOC's in the air, significantly reducing harmful indoor air contaminants. Energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems are provided to save energy costs and reduce overall utility demand. Individual comfort controls are provided to control the temperature and lighting of each space. 99% of occupied areas have windows with views to the exterior.