UCCS to show off green buildings

Update: Due to inclement weather, the WinterGreen event has been rescheduled to 5 p.m. March 11 in Berger Hall.

leed-goldA 10-year retrospective on green building construction at UCCS will highlight a Feb. 26 meeting of the U.S. Green Building Council Southern Colorado Branch.

At the 5 p.m. meeting in Berger Hall, Linda Kogan, director, Office of Sustainability, will explain how Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design processes used for constructing new or renovating existing buildings are a basis for campus sustainability efforts. The event will include poster presentations on past UCCS green building projects and those currently underway. Architects, project teams, and Department of Facilities Services staff members will discuss the buildings and approaches to construction in detail.

Copper and Eldora are the newest UCCS buildings to achieve LEED certification.
Copper and Eldora are the newest UCCS buildings to achieve LEED certification.

UCCS has six LEED Gold-Certified buildings, two buildings with certification pending and four that are in progress.

“The UCCS commitment to high performance building is strong,” Kogan said. “With each new building there have been innovations, increasing levels of performance, as well as challenges.”

Kogan encouraged faculty, staff and students interested in learning about LEED certification processes, how UCCS buildings are constructed, or green building employment opportunities, to attend. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Participants must register at http://usgbccolorado.org/meetinginfo.php?id=72.

Questions? Contact Kogan, [email protected] or 255-3757.



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