Sutter Hall goes gold

LEED Gold for new dorm

Chico State’s newest dormitory has gone gold! The 111,000-square-foot Sutter Hall residential complex was recently stamped with LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the second highest level of certification when it comes to sustainable buildings.

The complex, which opened in fall 2010 and cost $60 million to build, is home to student housing, a residential dining center and a programming center. It earned the certification through a number of criteria, including its use of natural light and self-calibrating lights in the dining room, and the use of low-flow shower heads in the dormitories, said David Stephen, Chico State’s housing and food director (pictured).

The campus’ recently constructed Wildcat Recreation Center and Gateway Science Museum also boast Gold certifications.