NGU Renovates Residence Hall, Makes Campus Upgrades
North Greenville University spent this past fall making upgrades to a residence hall and other facilities -- work that improved housing and will provide significant savings in lighting costs.
One of the projects undertaken was a ‘total remodel’ to Unit G, a residence hall for students on the north side of campus.
Vice President for Campus Enhancement Services Mick Daniel said, “Campus Enhancement Services spent four months making upgrades to the two floors of Unit G. The improvements were the first in many years.”
After a total interior demolition, the university reconstructed with high impact dry wall, new electrical, heating and air, flooring, LED lighting, roof, gabled front entrance, glass wall added to front entrance, tank less hot water system, security, fire protection system, carbon monoxide detectors, kitchen with built-in oven, full size microwave and refrigerator, large pantry section, granite counter tops, new showers, tile flooring, bathroom fixtures, new furniture throughout, and one apartment that is ADA compliant
“We're pleased to make improvements to the hall. Our students deserve the best experience possible. This is part of our ongoing efforts to evaluate and enhance all student housing on campus,” said Vice President for Student Life Dr. Tony Beam.
Daniel says Unit G, located on the back side of campus, was chosen first, “If we had started in Unit A and run into a structural problem once demolition was underway, we would have been stuck in the mud for a very long time and it would have looked unattractive by the main road.”
There are a total of seven Units which will now be referred to as Lodges. Work on Unit C is underway, however the university is in search of additional private funding to complete it and move to the remaining Units, Daniel added.
In addition to this work, Daniel said phase one of a two-phase project to convert all campus lighting to LED is complete.
Phase one replaced all lighting in common spaces on campus which includes hallways, restrooms, dining hall, common rooms in residence halls, and some exterior lighting. Phase two began February 19, and the university is partnering with Vivid Energies to replace all remaining incandescent and fluorescent lighting with new LED lamps and fixtures.
The conversion is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of April.
In addition, other improvements that are in the works or to be installed soon are a sidewalk from Todd Dining Hall to the Thai and I restaurant and the Tigerville Post Office, additional exterior lighting for Crusader Court at the corner of Crusader Court and Highway 414, and the installation of security locks for every classroom on campus.
For more information about the Units transformative renovation project and to become a partner in the makeover of these residence halls, contact the NGU Office of Development at 864.977.7015.
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