University Receives Environmental Award for the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center

LEED Award Griffin Center


On Friday, September 24, 2010, members of the University community gathered on campus to recognize the first accomplishment of a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold Award for the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center.

The event's speakers included ODU President Peter Cimbolic; ODU Vice President Ron Seiffert; Dr. Chad King, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Co-Chair of ODU Sustainability Council; and ODU student Christina Steiner.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.