Academic excellence isn’t the only thing we’re dedicated to advancing around campus. There also is a serious commitment to sustainability — whether it’s our Rethink Waste and Spider Solar programs, or our growing number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings.

Our Queally Center (home for the offices of admission and financial aid) and Richmond Hall (home for the psychology department and the advancement office) are the newest LEED Gold Certified buildings on campus, bringing the total to six gold certifications and 14 total LEED buildings, designated by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“LEED requirements influence the design, building, and maintenance of buildings to provide a safe and healthy workspace while minimizing environmental impacts,” said Andrew McBride, associate vice president for facilities. “The University of Richmond is committed to constructing and renovating sustainable buildings on campus, where our goal is to develop buildings that will cut energy and water use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and operate under a sustainable plan that will contribute to a healthier environment.”

We’re proud Richmond is a place that embeds environmental stewardship into everything we build and innovate.

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