February 17, 2014
Contact: University Relations
The University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center—home of the UB School of Law and a Baltimore landmark since it opened in April 2013—has been designated a LEED Platinum project by the United States Green Building Council. The rating indicates that the University has made environmental sustainability a high priority throughout the facility, and has met USGBC's criteria for saving energy, water and other natural resources in the design, construction and everyday use of the center.
"We've done it," said Robert L. Bogomolny, president of the University of Baltimore. "From the days when we conceived the building, to the hiring of an architect who is a world leader in sustainable design, to the strict guidelines we followed as we built it, we aspired to LEED Platinum status. But our choices weren't just about the center—they reflect our values as an institution for higher education and as a leader in preserving the environment in which we all live and learn. We are delighted that the Green Building Council agrees with our assessment that the Angelos Law Center deserves this top status."
"LEED" is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is an internationally recognized certification program managed by the USGBC. The council awards various LEED ratings, including silver, gold and platinum, based on a building's use of green design, construction, operation and maintenance solutions.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.