UVI RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PARK (RTPARK) 64 WEST CENTER AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS LEED GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION
RTPark’s 64 West Center building has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), according to Ms. Denise Kurg, RTPark’s Deputy Director of Facilities and Operations.
LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. “RTPark’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and RTPark’s 64 West Center serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”
RTPark’s 64 West Center achieved LEED certification by incorporating sustainable strategies throughout the project’s design, construction and operational phases, including energy, lighting, water and material uses, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions, contributes to a healthier environment for visitors and tenants, and lowers costs.
“RTPark’s 64 West Center was the first of what now are several sustainable initiatives underway on the campuses of UVI,” stated University of the Virgin Islands
President Dr. David Hall.
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