UND Campus Goes Green With LEED-Certified BuildingOther than being planet-friendly, green buildings have become good recruiting tools.
It is a campus color already, but green has a presence at the University of North Dakota for a different reason.
The new addition and remodels to the Education building have beem certified silver by LEED standards.
LEED is a rating system for energy efficient buildings.
Designed by JLG Architects Ltd. of Grand Forks, the Education Building and addition will incorporate the newest concepts in sustainability and environmental consciousness of any higher education teaching and research building in the state.
The building will use 25-percent less energy because of recycled building materials, motion sensors for lights and the toilets using less water when they are flushed.
Other than being planet-friendly, green buildings have become good recruiting tools.
"Younger students are more environmentally conscious than in generations past. For universities to promote their green aspects is something that attracts students. They're actually demanding it," said Jim Galloway with JLG.
Galloway said the building is one of the only LEED-certified buildings in the region and the new alumni building is on track to being LEED-certified.