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Simmons goes for the (environmental) gold


The following is from the February 8, 2012, edition of The Daily Campus.

February 10, 2012

By Tashika Varma

Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall recently attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, a descriptive measure to promote a building as a whole approach to sustainability.
Through an extensive five-step process of registration, application, submittal, review, and certification, Simmons is now the newest LEED building on campus. LEED buildings stress sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.
The review process is spilt into three steps. First is the initial review where the review board makes comments on the designs. The team then takes the comments and resubmits the design with more clarification. Then the board rewards points. If points are denied, the team can reevaluate strategies to attain more points.

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