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University building awarded LEED Gold

July 11, 2011
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WILLIAMSBURG, VA — The College of William and Mary''s School of Education has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a press release.

The LEED green building certification system offers an opportunity for builders and building owners to measure the sustainability efforts included in the design, operation and maintenance of newly constructed or renovated buildings, the release stated.

"As a school of education, it''s especially appropriate for us to model sustainability in building design and operation," said Virginia McLaughlin, dean of the School of Education.

"The Gold Certification will help raise awareness among our students, faculty and staff, as well as the many others who use this facility," McLaughlin added.

According to the release, the School of Education, which was completed in 2010, achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.

Click here to read the complete release.

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