Case Study

Library Renovation at AASU

The LEED NC Gold certified Armstrong Atlantic State University Learning Commons is a cutting-edge digital library center that provides cutting edge resources for learning and education for students at AASU. The new facility is a beacon of sustainability for AASU and its students, providing a healthy, high performance environment  for education and continued learning and research.

Water use was cut inside the building by over 45% through the use of low flow plumbing fixtures.  Energy savings of over 40% are expected, with a high-efficiency chiller installed. T5 and compact fluorescent lighting provides a high-quality learning and work environment without excessive electricity consumption, and a solar photovoltaic system on the roof meets 20% of the Learning Commons’ energy demand.

Low emitting products and finishes were used throughout, and the entire building was flushed out prior to occupancy to ensure no lingering pollutants remain.


  • LEED for New Construction Gold
  • Location: Savannah, GA
  • Owner: Armstrong Atlantic University
  • Architect: Cogdell & Mendrala
  • Size: 15199