NC State University LEED Lab wins 2015 Environmental Award

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The NC State University LEED Lab, directed by US Green Building Council NC Chapter members Traci Rider and Liz Bowen, has won a 2015 Environmental Award from the City of Raleigh, the chapter has reported in its newsletter.

The City of Raleigh presented the 2015 Environmental Awards in April at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Awards in 12 categories recognized local individuals and organizations that demonstrated a commitment to protecting or improving the environment. NC State University’s LEED Lab was amongst the 12 winners, receiving the “Institutional Innovation Award.”

The Institutional Innovation Award is given to an entity that has been innovative in any area of environmental stewardship.

“North Carolina State University LEED Labs was honored for their transdisciplinary immersion course that utilizes the built environment to educate and prepare students to become green building leaders and sustainability-focused citizens,” the newsletter reported. “In the course students assess the performance of existing facilities on campus and chose one building where they will facilitate the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB:O&M) process with the goal of certifying the facility. At the close of the semester the students are prepared to sit for the LEED EB:O&M professional credential exam.”

For more information on the 2015 Environmental Awards, click here.

For more information on LEED Lab, visit USGBC LEED Lab.

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