Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is pleased to announce that Radford University’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) has achieved LEED Gold Certification, the first new construction building on campus to earn this designation.

Designed with long-term use and sustainability in mind, Radford’s COBE facility boasts a two-story atrium and large assembly space, as well as state-of-the-art technology throughout the building’s classrooms and collaborative environments. Since the project’s completion in 2012, COBE has become not only a gateway to the campus, but also a “signature” building for the University.

LEED is a voluntary program that provides verification of green buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is comprised of a number of credit categories, including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, indoor environment quality and innovation and design process. Sustainable features of the building’s design include green roofs and ice storage HVAC system. This LEED Gold designation further exemplifies G&HA’s commitment to sustainable and forward-thinking design.

“Obtaining LEED Gold on COBE is a wonderful achievement for Radford University,” said RU Capital Project Manager Paul Ely. “This accomplishment took the collective efforts of RU, the architects, engineers and contractors. The LEED team was fueled by RU’s persistence to ‘go for gold.’ It is refreshing to be a part of a campus which chooses to lead by example.”

To learn more about the project and its LEED status, visit Radford University’s website.