May. 23, 2014
Disparities found in green ratings
Jeffrey Beard, an associate professor in the Department of Construction Management in the College of Engineering, recently compared two programs that certify buildings as environmentally friendly. He concluded that Green Globes certification is less expensive and easier to complete than Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, certification.
Oct. 11, 2013
Enviroweekly | Could Drexel LEED us astray?
Ah, the sweet smells of a brand new building —- sort of like a new car but with more paint vapors. The new Gerri C. LeBow Hall opened at the beginning of this term way ahead of schedule. With its dual-flush toilets, automatic light systems, and natural light emanating from the classrooms, it’s easy for a tree hugger like me to get excited. As a building so new with a fair amount of sustainable features, one would expect the University to take advantage of that and pursue a green building certification, right? Well, yes, but they’re certifying it with the wrong certification organization.
Feb. 22, 2013
Drexel ranked 9th in sustainability
Drexel University placed ninth on a list of the Top 20 College & University Green Power Users among higher education institutions within the Green Power Partnership, which was released Jan. 31 by EDC Magazine.
Sep. 28, 2012
PISB receives LEED approval
Drexel University received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the Constantine N. Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, according to a Sept. 20 University press release.