Carroll's Hastad Hall wins award for 'innovative design'

Freeman Staff

May 30, 2019

Carroll University’s Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall has won a
U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin Award of Excellence.

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WAUKESHA — Carroll University’s year-old Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall has won a U.S. Green Building Council Award of Excellence in the “Innovative Design, New Construction” category. Hastad Hall was the first campus building to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED certified status in 2018. The LEED Silver certification is a worldwide rating system that embodies achievement in sustainability.

The 38,224-square-foot, exercise science and physics/engineering facility includes state-of-theart laboratories, simulation nursing labs, classrooms and collaboration spaces.

“We’re very proud that Hastad Hall has earned this award,” said President Cindy Gnadinger. “At Carroll University, we embrace our history as Wisconsin’s first four-year institution of higher learning while committing to creating cutting-edge facilities that contribute to an enriched academic experience.”

Hastad features demand control ventilation, which significantly reduces the building’s energy usage. Along with its efficient ventilation system, the hall also boasts LED lighting that is based on daylight harvesting, thermally efficient windows and a water-reduction strategy that has led to 44.8 percent decrease in estimated water usage.

Hastad Hall also has a green roof, which helps manage stormwater runoff while minimizing the heat island effect of the roof. The roof’s greenery compliments the rooftop patio, which offers a space to host an event while admiring the view.