UNCG School of Education project achieves LEED® Gold


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) now has its first LEED® certified building on campus. The School of Education building and its team surpassed the original goal to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver-certification—and instead received LEED Gold-certification for efficiencies in water, energy and land conservation.

This stunning five-story, 110,500-square-foot academic building was built on a sustainable site landscaped with bio-retention areas and sand filtration tanks. The team used certified wood, and recycled and local building materials, in addition to products with low volatile organic compounds. They also exceeded their goal to recycle 75 percent of the construction waste; the final total was 88 percent.

The UNCG School of Education project was completed in Spring 2011.