Carnegie Mellon University: Henderson House

Carnegie Mellon University: Henderson House

Project Information

USGBC Project ID: 10000377

Project Type: University


5124 Margaret Morrison St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Project Details

Completion Date: 2004

Building Size (sq. ft.): 15,770

One of the original Carnegie Technical Schools dormitories designed by architect Henry Hornbostel, Henderson House underwent a complete $3.9 million renovation between 2003 and 2004. The renovation of the building and expansion of its occupancy from 40 to 60 students was the main task of this project. This renovation and expansion of a 1908 dormitory houses 60 students in a program for healthy living. Resident comfort is enhanced by high-quality ventilation and individual air/heat controls. Furnishings are made from certified wood or recycled-content materials.

LEED Green Building Features

Sustainable Sites

The campus is close to public transportation and bike racks are by the site.

Water Efficiency

Water use reduction is in effect and landscaping uses little water.

Energy & Atmosphere

The site optimizes its energy performance through design and purchases green power.

Materials & Resources

Construction waste management diverted over 75%. Local/regional materials and certified wood is used throughout the space. All furnishings in the residence hall are 'green', made from certified forest or recycled content.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Mechanical fresh air circulation and inducidual air/ heat controls are included in each room.


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