LEEDing in Sustainability

The United States Green Building Council has awarded a LEED gold rating to the still-new Business Building. The building scored especially high for indoor environmental quality and energy savings. University project manager Brad Bunzey said, “The idea behind this is to really use items which don’t harm the environment or create an unhealthy atmosphere within the building.”

The Business Building has become a model for others. The University of Calgary and Clemson University recently toured the building as they prepare to design their own business buildings. The energy efficient Business Building moves the university closer to the university goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by the year 2050. The building has also been ranked “the fourth most beautiful business school in the world.”