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Field House LEED Gold Certification: Vote for a Plaque Design!

Janis Chen – February 12, 2020

On October 25, 2019, DA’s Field House obtained U.S. Green Building Council’s gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The Field House is the third building on campus, after the Koch Center and the Hess Center for the Arts, to achieve a LEED certification.

Obtaining a gold level certification is an impressive feat for the Field House given the size (132,000 square ft) of the building complex and the materials and energy required to build and operate the different parts of the building, including, but not limited to, the ice hockey rink, the indoor field house, and the crew tank. To learn more about USGBC’s LEED program and this project’s LEED grading scale, click here.

To showcase this achievement, Physical Plant is ordering two plaques to celebrate and promote the Field House’s commitment to environmental sustainability. There are two designs to choose from, and we are asking DA students, faculty, and staff to help select one! Here is the link to view the images of the plaques, to read more about the plaque materials, and to vote. Please submit your votes by 9:45pm on Sunday, February 16th, 2020!