Marshall University announced today that its Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex has been awarded LEED® Gold level of certification.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
The Weisberg facility opened last year. It is just the seventh building in West Virginia to achieve Gold status, and the first at Marshall University.
“The original goal was to accomplish LEED Silver,” said Ron May, director of facilities planning and management at Marshall. “But, I am pleased to say that the project team exceeded the original goal.’’
The project was awarded 60 points which is LEED Gold status and there are four levels of LEED certification – Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
The Weisberg project achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.