NSU’s Oceanographic Center Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
NSU’s Oceanographic Center has been awarded LEED® Silver
certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the
foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed,
constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and
human health performance.
“NSU’s Oceanographic Center has been recognized for the incredible
work and research that is being done, and now it has been honored for
its design and construction,” said Richard Dodge, Ph.D., the NSU’s
Oceanographic Center dean and executive director. The Center is
something the entire South Florida community can be proud of.”
In keeping with the dedication to protecting and understanding the
environment, the facility was designed incorporating the latest “green”
technologies, which resulted in the Center receiving this designation.
The Center’s design implemented practical and measurable strategies and
solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site
development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and
indoor environmental quality.