Levine College of Health Sciences Pursues Silver LEED Certification

Levine College of Health Sciences Pursues Silver LEED Certification

Levine College of Health Sciences Pursues Silver LEED Certification

Levine College of Health SciencesThe Levine College of Health Sciences building at Wingate University, which has received high praise from students and pharmacy experts alike, may receive another accolade this summer. Wingate is expected to apply for Silver LEED certification for the building.

The Levine College of Health Sciences building contains many features complying with LEED’s lofty standards. Nearly 90 percent of the building’s waste was recycled, and 30 percent of its construction was done with recycled materials. The project helped cut down on emissions, as more than 44 percent of materials were extracted and manufactured locally. The building also features a significant amount of FSC-certified wood, and includes advanced indoor air quality through specified HVAC safeguards and tactics.

“We are very proud that this building is under consideration for Silver LEED certification,” said CM Black President Emmitt Black. “That speaks highly of Wingate’s commitment to green building, and shows the energy-saving capability that a building can have.”

The Levine College of Health Sciences building is not the only project CM Black has completed for Wingate. The building is the continuation of a 14-year relationship with the University, which now includes the construction of a 305-student dormitory on Wingate’s campus, expected to be completed this summer.

“We would recommend CM Black for any project,” Wingate President Dr. Jerry McGee recently said. “They can handle any job, no matter how sophisticated it might be.”

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