Lincoln Hall: Green with envy

Lincoln Hall: Green with envy


URBANA — A newly renovated, century-old building on the University of Illinois campus has earned the nation’s highest “green building” designation.

Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday the historic Lincoln Hall has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, platinum status.

The designation from the U.S. Green Building Council indicates the project was designed and built to improve energy savings and stewardship of resources.

Lincoln Hall was built between 1909 and 1911 and is a centerpiece of the University of Illinois campus. 

The state paid for most of the three-year, $60.4 million renovation that was completed in 2012.

Quinn’s office says Lincoln Hall is only the second historic building in Illinois to receive the LEED platinum designation.

Efforts such as reusing wood trim and doors helped make the project environmentally friendly. 

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just_wondering wrote on December 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Disgusting for Quinn to take credit for this. UIUC is nearly a private university due to declining State funding and the State gutting of the pension system shows the true lack of commitment the State has to its "flagship" university which is now just another pawn in the political game of re-election. The large sucking sound you hear is the last talent leaving UIUC and taking their NSF funding with them. So long UIUC. I'm out the door to a different state's university next month.

Sid Saltfork wrote on January 02, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Would the News Gazette please notify the public in advance of Mr. Fuddles visits to the area?  Many people would like to be present when he appears.  University, state, and teacher retirees would like to be up close to hear him.