Lock Haven University Student Housing Project Surpasses Expectations

Capstone Development Partners and Lock Haven University’s New Student Housing Project Receives LEED® Silver Certification.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Capstone Development Partners (“Capstone”) (www.capdevpartners.com), Lock Haven University (“LHU”) (lhup.edu), and Lock Haven University Foundation (“LHUF”) (lhufoundation.org) proudly announces the new student housing project, Fairview Suites, has been awarded LEED® Silver certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Capstone was awarded the project through a competitive bid process in November 2010 and delivered the 688-bed freshman and sophomore product to the University and Foundation in August 2012. The project, Fairview Suites, was only required to achieve the minimal LEED® certification. However, with careful consideration and selection of building systems and materials by the University and Developer teams, the project was awarded LEED® Silver certification. “We are pleased to be a part of the Lock Haven University Fairview Suites team and are delighted that the project has surpassed expectations by achieving LEED Silver certification. Capstone is proud to focus on environmental responsibility and we are honored to work with schools that have similar priorities.  The staff of LHU and LHUF as well as the entire development team, including STV architects and Mascaro Construction, are to be applauded for their leadership and commitment to high quality, environmentally responsible development like Fairview Suites” says Bruce McKee, Capstone Development Partners Principal and Fairview Suites’ project executive.

“Housing is an important part of the decision process for parents and prospective students. Lock Haven University takes great pride in ensuring we surpass quality standards. The quality of life for our students is a top priority,” said Michael Fiorentino, President, Lock Haven University.
In addition to Fairview Suites receiving LEED® Silver certification, the project and foundation were awarded a PPL grant. The PPL grant reimburses LHU and Capstone for administrative fees incurred when registering and applying the project for LEED® certification.

To achieve LEED® Silver certification Capstone and the team developed Fairview Suites with careful consideration and selection of environment-friendly features such as the installation of rain gardens, the purchase of building materials from local Pennsylvania suppliers and manufactures, and equipping every suite with individual temperature control thermostats. More information regarding Fairview Suites LEED Silver rating can be found by visiting the project’s scorecard on the USGBC’s website, http://www.usgbc.org/projects/lhu-foundation-new-residence-hall.

About Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

About Capstone Development Partners, LLC

Capstone Development Partners is a Birmingham, Alabama based student-housing developer with more than 22 years of experience in the higher education student housing industry specializing in the development of on-campus and campus-edge student housing through Public Private Partnerships. For more information please contact Nicole Ivanovich, Marketing Director, Capstone Development Partners, LLC at (205) 949-5052.

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