Ensure internal processes are used effectively
Facilities require LEED Certification
Slippery Rock University will plan, design, renovate, and construct campus facilities with a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. 2007: a part-time sustainability officer was appointed and policies were approved to require LEED certification for new building construction and adherence to LEED guidelines for building renovations on campus. In addition, Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc. applied for LEED certification of the Phase I Housing project.
In 2009, The Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc. received LEED certification of its on campus Phase I Housing project that consists of four buildings with 476,354 total gross square feet. In addition, the Foundation has applied for certification of Phase II, consisting of two buildings of 270,234 gross square feet. In the 2008 report of Green Building Alliance, Slippery Rock University’s Phase II Student Housing project was acknowledged as a “project to watch.” The LEED submission identifies sufficient criteria to qualify the project for LEED Silver certification. The University has recently renovated the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research building to incorporate the latest in sustainable systems design. The University will accumulate operational data for LEED certification.
The housing project was recognized at silver level. It was also listed by the Pittsburgh Business Times as the second largest LEED certified project in Western Pennsylvania, and the Regional Learning Alliance was listed as the 19th largest LEED project. The University completed the renovation of the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research building in August 2009. The University is accumulating one year of operational data to apply for LEED OM (operation and maintenance) certification.