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Catawba Students Explore the Ins and Outs of LEED

February 17, 2019

Category: Academics, Environmental Science, Students

leed-logo.pngStudents in Catawba College’s Department of Environment & Sustainability's Green Energy & Design class held a conference call Friday, February 15, with Jennifer P. Landau, LEED Green Associate and Vice President of Landau Building Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Landau spoke about Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in today's construction world. “LEED is a point-based system used to encourage and reward sustainable building practices,” Landau explained. 

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She further emphasized to students that "we are now seeing these principles of energy efficient and green design becoming common practice and they will continue to evolve."

The Catawba course instructor, Dr. Tyler W. Davis, added, "We are fortunate to have examples of LEED around Salisbury.” 

Such examples include Kohl's Salisbury, Belk 416 at Wallace Commons, and RCCC’s Building 400, the latter having reached a level of Gold certification. Students can also see LEED on Catawba's own college campus. The Catawba College residence halls in Abernethy Village (below) were certified LEED in 2009, scoring points in waste reduction, water efficiency, and energy performance (see LEED facts).

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For more information on LEED and other certified projects, visit the U.S. Green Building Council website: new.usgbc.org/leed.

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