Café Renovation Increases Efficiency

PHILADELPHIA — A café at the University of Pennsylvania’s business school recently received LEED Gold certification, a part of the design firm’s overall plan to increase the efficiency of the hall.

Joe’s Cafe, the Wharton School’s LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors project, is located in Steinberg Hall – Dietrich Hall, which houses administration, several academic department offices, Wharton faculty offices, conference rooms, and teaching spaces.

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$34 Million UON Building Awarded LEED Gold

OMAHA, Neb. — The University of Nebraska at Omaha achieved LEED Gold certification for Mammel Hall, the new home to the College of Business Administration and the first building in the University of Nebraska system to achieve LEED Gold.
The $34 million, 120,000-square-foot building opened in August 2010 after about two years of construction.
The building’s green features include a community-based design, access to public transportation, and daylight in 75 percent of the rooms.

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Chatham County Opens New Middle School

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Chatham County School District officially opened its newest school, Margaret B. Pollard Middle School, on January 3. The opening of the new campus allowed the 480 students and 50 faculty and staff members to reunite after being split between two schools while construction was completed.
The school district is actively pursuing LEED Gold certification for Margaret B.

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