BALTIMORE — The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) certification at the Gold level for a commercial interior project, according to the Gazette
This marks the first LEED certification for the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the first Gold level certification for the university, the story stated.
According to the story, the new offices for the Center for a Livable Future
have interior partitions built using metal framing with high recycled content that are insulated using recycled denim fabric rather than fiberglass.
Other sustainable aspects of the 3,000-square-foot office include: Low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints, glues and solvents; drywall containing recycled paper; wood from Forest Stewardship Council
–certified sustainable forests; energy-efficient lighting; and Energy Star
–rated computers and other electronic equipment, the story noted.
Robert S. Lawrence, director of the Center for a Livable Future, said: "Renovating our new space to meet LEED standards was an important affirmation of our mission to ''promote policies that protect health, the global environment and the ability to sustain life for future generations.'' We are grateful to the entire team that made certification at the gold level a reality."