Clarkson University structure receives LEED Gold certification

September 27, 2011

Officials from Clarkson University have announced that their institution was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for the Technology Advancement Center building, according to the Watertown Daily Times.

The energy efficient building was planned in a manner that would make the structure as sustainable and green as possible.

“When we broke ground for the Technology Advancement Center in 2007, our goal was to achieve LEED gold certification,” Clarkson University President Anthony G. Collins said in a release. “We have achieved that goal because of our total commitment to being a green campus – in our facilities, in the way that we operate, and in the research performed by our students, faculty and staff.”

The 16,000-square-foot building connects the college’s main library and its computer space with its largest academic structure along with providing space for laboratory work and research, according to the Times.

Many organizations across the country are looking to obtain LEED Gold certifications for energy efficient buildings. Research is being done through the GPIC Initiative to develop technology to help these institutions reach this goal.

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