VCU’s Academic Learning Commons achieves LEED Gold certification

July 3, 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University’s newest academic building was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  The recently completed project exceeded VCU’s stated goal of LEED Silver certification. Key design features include a green roof which provides garden views from inside and help regulate indoor temperature and manage storm water and a large courtyard to allow indoor interactions to spill outside on warm days.