Jabs Hall team achieves LEED Gold certification
Montana State University’s Jabs Hall, home of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, was awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for energy-efficient and sustainable design and construction Thursday, April 21, at the building.
The Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship is proud to have Jabs Hall recognized as a LEED Gold building. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices, and it is widely recognized as the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of “green” buildings. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification, from basic certification to platinum.
While alumni affiliation was not a consideration in the choice of firms, five of the firms have a number of MSU alumni either as principals or employees: Tim Eddy of Hennebery Eddy is an MSU alumnus, as is Ben Lloyd, founder and owner of Comma-Q, Erik Renna, mechanical engineer with Morrison-Maierle, and Kath Williams of Kath Williams + Associates. Dick Anderson Construction has approximately a dozen MSU alumni with degrees in civil engineering technology and civil engineering who were involved in Jabs Hall, including Marty Schuma, president; Derek Didrikson, vice president in the Bozeman office and project manager for the Jabs Hall project; and Allan Frankl, vice president in the Great Falls office.
Construction of Jabs Hall was funded by a $25 million private gift from Jake Jabs, a Montana native and Montana State College alumnus, who announced the gift in 2011. The gift is also being used for new scholarships and new academic programs in entrepreneurship, professional skills development, and fostering cooperative work between business students and students in other disciplines.
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