UVA’s New Cabell Hall Wins Two USGBC Awards

University of Virginia New Cabell Hall Renovation, Charlottesville, VA | Christopher Payne photography

2RW is honored to announce that on June 25th, the University of Virginia’s New Cabell Hall was honored by USGBC Virginia with two awards during its 2020 Leadership Awards ceremony. The program judges named this LEED Gold project as its Legacy Award winner and ceremony attendees selected it for one of three People’s Choice awards. 2RW nominated this LEED Gold project on behalf of the project team which included Goody Clancy,  Silman, Viridian Consulting Engineers Limited, Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Inc., Nitsch Engineering, and Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. The Legacy Award is bestowed on a LEED-certified building that was built or renovated in the past 10 years and which serves as an exemplary representation of green building design and technology.

Completed in 2014, the comprehensive restoration of New Cabell Hall returned the facility to its original intent while introducing modern facilities and amenities. Since its renovation, the building has consistently outperformed the U.S. national median site energy use intensity (EUI) for colleges and universities. In 2017, New Cabell Hall’s EUI was 51 kBtu/GSF, well below the U.S. national median of 131. Additionally, the highly efficient HVAC system incorporated during the renovation helped set the standard for sustainable HVAC design at the University going forward.

On hand to celebrate were representatives of the University of Virginia, Goody Clancy, and 2RW Consultants—all of whom helped bring this extraordinary renovation to life. Congratulations to all involved in this ground-breaking project! Learn more about this project.