News about my alma mater via the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Date: Mar 27, 2007
The recreation center. By Stephen Salpukas.
The College’s recreation center, which reopened last fall after an extensive renovation and expansion, is the first building on campus to officially be recognized by the federal government for its environmentally friendly design.
William and Mary received certification for the remodel of its recreation center as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) structure this month. The certification, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), recognizes “performance in five key areas of human and environmental health,” according to the organization’s Web site. These areas include water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and sustainable site development.