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Pennovation Center Awarded LEED Gold

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May 11, 2017

The Pennovation Center recently was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Center scored high in a number of areas that address sustainability issues, such as high performance in water use reduction, optimizing energy performance, and managing construction waste. The Center also received credits for designing the site itself to address issues of community connectivity, building reuse, and indoor environmental quality. For example, points were given for providing building occupants a connection to the outdoors through the introduction of daylight into the building, for maintaining the existing structure of the original building, and for promoting community growth through pedestrian access between the site and the rest of the neighborhood.  READ MORE

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