Business Building earns LEED re-certification, jumps from gold to platinum

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Over the past decade, the Smeal College of Business has been committed to advancing sustainability, a value that’s visible not only in Smeal’s courses and curriculums, but also in its infrastructure and operations.

The Business Building, which recently received LEED Platinum certification, is proof.

This fall, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Business Building with LEED Platinum certification, the highest ranking in the world’s most widely used rating system for green building design, construction, operations and performance. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of leadership in sustainably built and managed buildings.

The Business Building is Penn State’s first building to earn a top platinum level of certification by LEED under the operations and maintenance category, and the second platinum-certified building overall.

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