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

LEED Award Griffin Center

2010-11-05

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.