The Gogue earns a LEED Gold Certification.

September 18, 2020

The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University has earned a  LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. Congratulations to the Gogue, our consultants, contractors, and WBA team. Watch our celebratory video!
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.

Among the key sustainable features that the Gogue Center includes are:

  • Reduced construction waste and pollution.
  • Reinforced use of public transportation, bicycles, and fuel-efficient vehicles.
  • Improved storm water management for Auburn University and the City of Auburn through reduced rainwater surface runoff.
  • Reduced water and energy usage achieved with the use of high-efficiency fixtures and equipment and innovative building design.
  • The use of local and/or recyclable materials such as Alabama Limestone and regional brick.

Special thanks to our consultant’s: 

Operational Program Manager: AMS Planning & Research, Pre-Construction Manager: B.L. Harbert International, Cost Estimator: Venue Cost Consultants, Civil Engineer: LBYD, Inc., Landscape Architect: Holcombe Norton Partners Inc., Structural Engineer: Uzun+Case LLC, MEP/FP: Newcomb & Boyd, Theater Consultant: Theatre Projects Consultants, Acoustical and A/V Consultant: Akustiks, LEED Consultant: Marquis Architecture, Code Consultant: Jensen Hughes, Contractor: Rabren General Contractors.