Officials at Unity College are expecting to break ground on a new residence hall in the coming weeks, the second new residence hall to be built at the school within a year, according to a news release.

The two new buildings will house more than 140 students and will support a growing number of enrolled students at the school, according to the news release sent out Friday.

“Record enrollment provides additional opportunities for study, research and experiential learning both on-campus and beyond,” President Stephen Mulkey said in the release. “This is further confirmation that Unity College is developing a nationally renowned brand. The need to construct a second residence hall shortly after inaugurating another one in 2014 directly relates to our strategic mission.”

Officials hope the new 18,000-square-foot building will meet LEED silver standards, a building certification program that recognizes environmentally friendly building practices.

“This new residence hall will be the type of facility that maintains Unity’s dedication to sustainability science and academic values and goals that we hope to instill in all our students. The building will provide additional sustainable green features such solar arrays that support student study and experiential learning,” Executive Vice President Melik Khoury said.

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