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Urban Center certified under LEED Operations & Maintenance program
Author: Campus Sustainability Office
Posted: March 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Urban Center Building has been certified through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) program. The effort to certify existing buildings at PSU through this program was launched in 2017 by stakeholders across the Planning, Construction, and Real Estate group in partnership with Portland-based Green Building Services. The Urban Center is the first building to achieve certification through LEED O+M, achieving a Silver designation.

PSU has long been committed to achieving LEED certification through the U.S. Green Building Council for all new construction. Striving to improve our existing buildings through LEED O+M allows PSU to reduce the environmental, economic, and occupant health impacts over the lifetime of the building.

“We are thrilled to receive this certification for the Urban Center Building” said Jenny McNamara, Campus Sustainability Director. “This designation highlights our efforts to create safe and efficient buildings, guided by our Climate Action Plan. Moving forward, we will continuing working to certify the Market Center Building, Joseph C. Blumel Residence Hall, and University Services Building.

The Urban Center building joins nine current and two pending LEED certified buildings on campus.