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December 8, 2009

College of Business' New Instructional Facilty is Platinum

The new Business Instructional Facility at the COB has been certified as platinum for environmental standards.

This afternoon, Dean Larry DeBrock announced this exciting news to the College via e-mail:

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the U.S. Green Building Council has made its decision on the LEED rating for BIF. We earned their highest rating - Platinum!

This recognition of our commitment to sustainability and the environment puts us in a very exclusive class. We are the first college of business at any public university to receive a platinum rating. BIF is among only a dozen platinum certified projects at any university in the world, and is the first at any university or college in Illinois, where only 14 other buildings have been certified platinum.

Indeed, this is a great achievement. BEL salutes the forward thinking of the College on energy conservation and environmental sustainability for the 21st century, especially as BIF is also a very aesthetically pleasing building.

To read more, go here.

Posted by Becky at December 8, 2009 5:31 PM Posted to BEL Salutes | Business School News | UIUC B-School News