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A Growing List of LEED Designations

November 14, 2021
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Five recently completed campus construction projects received LEED recognition —  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

The renovation of the upper floors of Wharton's Vance Hall was awarded LEED Gold, scoring high points in the Innovation & Location and Transportation categories, particularly for a reduced parking footprint and access to quality transit. 

Tangen Hall, which houses the University's Venture Lab, was awarded LEED Silver the same month, scoring points for indoor water use reduction.

The University Meeting and Guest House, a project that transformed a pair of Walnut Street townhouses into a residential guest and meeting space, was also awarded LEED Gold, receiving points in the Energy & Atmosphere category.

The Penn Museum Phase 1 project was awarded LEED Silver. This restoration of the Harrison auditorium and the Lower Egypt galleries received points for long-term commitment to sustainable resources and construction and demolition waste management.

The Academic Research Building, a Wharton campus hub designed to promote socializing, group work, and interactive learning, was awarded LEED Gold in September.

In the world of Penn Medicine, the Pavilion, a new clinical facility adding approximately 500 new beds and 50 operating and procedure rooms, a relocated and expanded Emergency Department, and other expanded health care delivery programs, has earned LEED Gold.

To see a full list of Penn's LEED designated buildings, visit the Sustainable Buildings page.

 

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