South Dakota Dorm Receives LEED-Gold

by Katie Sloan

Coyote Village is the first residence hall in the state to receive the designation.


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Vermillion, S.D. — Coyote Village, the newest residence hall on the campus of the University of South Dakota, has received LEED-Gold certification. The four-story, 195,000-square-foot building opened last August. Sustainable features include the use of recycled and regionally produced materials during construction, a construction waste management program, a high-efficieny building envelope, Energy Star appliance within, programmable thermostats and drought-resistent landscaping.

The residence hall contains 550 beds in a mix of four-bedroom/two-bath and two-bedroom/one-bath units. Units include full kitchens or kitchenettes. Coyote Village is programmed for upperclassmen.

Ambling University Development Group was the project’s developer. Other members of the build team include project architect Niles Bolton Associates and general contractor Juneau Construction Co.

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