Rutgers University has announced that it will be kicking off an ambitious campus redevelopment initiative that will aim for LEED Silver certification. The College Avenue Campus Redevelopment Initiative will see the implementation of a bevy of sustainable building features across 10 acres of the university’s historic downtown campus.

Rutgers College Avenue Redevelopment

Led by Devco, a private, nonprofit urban real estate development organization, the renowned New Jersey university will overhaul much of their centuries-old campus, adding improved infrastructure, more pedestrian spaces, proper lighting, ADA accessibility, transportation connections, additional housing, green spaces and vibrant interactive public spaces.

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The project is designed to not only modernize the campus area, but also to comply with the green building codes of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) as well as the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Pay for Performance Program. Guided by ReVireo, a green building service company, the project will be marked by its various green features such as sustainable site planning, efficient water practices, renewable energy features, energy-efficient technology and indoor environmental quality.

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