Two SWBR Projects Receive LEED Certification

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The State University of New York at Brockport’s new technology-enhanced liberal arts building received LEED Gold, which marks the second- highest standard that can be achieved in the rating system, and Nazareth College’s Integrated Center for Math and Science building received LEED Silver, which is the third-highest standard.

SUNY Brockport’s newest academic building, its first in 40 years, features a bio-retention pond, sun-shading devices, bird-friendly design and furniture made from trees that were on the building site, all of which helped the Liberal Arts Building earn LEED Gold certification.

Nazareth College’s Integrated Center for Math and Science building is the first LEED-certified green building in Pittsford. The building features classrooms and lab lecture rooms that offer state-of-the-art technology, and two “green roof” gardens and a greenhouse with three environments — desert, sub-tropical and temperate. The plants grow for study and research, community outreach and showing teachers how to use plants to enrich math and science curriculum.