Living Green at UB’s Greiner Hall

William R. Greiner Hall, UB’s newest residence hall (housing mostly sophomores), provides a glimpse at the future direction buildings at UB will be modeled upon. The building, which debuted in August 2011, is the first of several state-of-the-art structures that have opened or will open on campus over a two-year period.

UB’s recent burst of new on-campus construction has already been nationally noticed — Greiner Hall earned a gold rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system. 

Learn more at


A Peek Into Greiner Hall

Bike Racks: Racks outside Greiner Hall include spaces for more than 90 bicycles.

Showers for Commuters: To encourage green commuting, staff biking to work at Greiner Hall can take advantage of on-site showers.

Green Tiles: Floor tiles next to the first-floor Au Bon Pain café are green in every sense of the word. They’re made from recycled Heineken bottles.

Creative Irrigation: Greiner Hall’s landscaping irrigation system draws water from nearby Lake LaSalle.





Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Author: University at Buffalo

Leave a Reply