Western Dining Commons gets a Gold Star and Silver LEED

The Western Dining Commons offers more to the Miami University community than tasty, healthy meals. Behind the design of the newest dining hall on campus, is a feat nearly unheard of in the business: LEED silver certification. LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a certificate program that recognizes excellence in sustainable … More Western Dining Commons gets a Gold Star and Silver LEED

Opinion: Sochi: Going for the Green…But Not Really

With all of the controversy surrounding the Winter Olympics in Sochi this year – Olympic rings that refuse to expand, incomplete construction projects, security issues and LGBT rights – there is one thing Sochi did right. The Russian Olympic committee had two goals: build the most environmental-friendly Olympic village and use green construction standards for … More Opinion: Sochi: Going for the Green…But Not Really

Miami LEEDs the Way

We all know there’s quite a bit of construction occurring on Miami’s campus. From Western to Maple Street to the new Armstrong Center, Miami is making a lot of changes, many of which have environmental backings. This past week, I had the opportunity to tour the Western construction site and learn all about the sustainable … More Miami LEEDs the Way