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. The research… Continued

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… Continued

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. EDC Magazine is the official magazine of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and… Continued

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. PISB is the first building on Drexel’s campus to achieve LEED certification, a prestigious environmental award. The 150,000-square-foot structure is located at… Continued