Hassayampa Academic Village opened on the Tempe campus in the fall of 2006 and earned a Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.
Hassayampa incorporates several green building features into its design. Among these features are reflective roofs and paving materials (which reduce the urban heat island effect), low-flow faucets and toilets that reduce the building’s water use by 40 percent compared to a conventional building of its size, and occupancy sensors and window shades that reduce Hassayampa’s energy needs by 25 percent compared to a conventional building. The landscaping around Hassayampa uses native and drought resistant species that reduce water needed for irrigation purposes on the site by 50 percent. During its construction, over 50 percent of Hassayampa’s construction waste was recycled; and a significant amount of construction materials contained recycled content and/or were manufactured locally.
Hassayampa Academic Village earned a Silver rating on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.