The University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business building has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the highest recognition awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Moore School joins business schools at Harvard and Stanford among an elite few to earn the exceptional rating. The building, which opened in August 2014, is the first public facility in South Carolina to earn LEED Platinum.
In addition to enhancing the school's teaching and research activities, the building's green design has played an important role in the recruitment of students and faculty. Student ambassadors give tours every week that showcase the facility's many green features.
The LEED certification program is the nationally accepted standard for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. There are four LEED certification levels: certified, silver, gold and platinum. Certification is based on a point system that considers water efficiency, energy, indoor environmental quality, materials and resources and innovation in design.
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