Shiley Goes Green

By The Beacon | September 10, 2010 9:00pm

Shiley Hall Earns Highest Possible Designation


UP's Donald P. Shiley Hall was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification – the highest rating – by the United States Green Building Certification.

Shiley Hall is among 25 buildings on college campuses in the country and 313 buildings worldwide to achieve the LEED Platinum certification.

The LEED rating system for is the nationally accepted benchmark for rating "green" buildings. The rating system takes into account the design, construction and operation of a building.

Shiley Hall's "green" features include the eco-roof featuring more than 2700 square feet of vegetation, as well as photo cells that sense sunlight and automatically reduce power or turn off light fixtures.