Salem State University


Salem, MA

Project Scale


LEED Gold Certified residence hall with dining commons & fitness center.

Colliers Project Leaders provided commissioning services for the Marsh Residence Hall which provides 525-beds and features rooftop decks, conference rooms for 50 or more, spacious apartments for faculty in residence, a fitness center, a lounge with pool and air-hockey tables, and a "dining commons" that serves all-you-can-eat meals.

The LEED Gold Marsh Hall was Salem State University’s first building to receive LEED Certification. Sustainable features include solar panels on green roofs that are completely covered in vegetation, 10,000 square feet of bamboo throughout the building, water-saving toilets, the significant use of recycled materials, energy saving mechanical systems, and a vegetated swale water reclamation system.

We were engaged to provide commissioning services in accordance with the Massachusetts LEED Plus standards required to meet the requirements for EA Prerequisite 1, Fundamental Commissioning and EA Credit 3, Enhanced Commissioning.

In addition, we provided commissioning services for the New 117,000 square foot Viking Residence Hall which is comprised of approximately 400 student beds.