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UA Residence Halls Earn Highest Sustainability Award

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UA has earned its second and third LEED Platinum certifications.

Two new dormitories at the University of Arizona have been certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum, becoming the first residences in the state of Arizona to achieve this highest classification.

Árbol de la Vida and Likins residence halls join the UA Campus Recreation Center as LEED platinum certified. The two residence halls provided 1,088 new beds for students in the 2011-12 academic year. LEED is an internationally recognized mark of excellence that provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design. Buildings receive a total number of points determined by a variety of categories. The number of points results in the level of LEED certification: basic, silver, gold and platinum, with platinum being the highest level attainable, a feat accomplished by UA.

More Information can be found at the University of Arizona’s website here: http://uanews.org/node/45192

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