MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Information Technology Center on the U-H Manoa campus has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification.
The 74 thousand square foot, 6 story building's specialized design strategies optimizes it energy consumption and efficiency. The building features reflective roofing materials for cooling, low flow water fixtures and drought tolerant native landscaping.
"The folks that occupy the building, as well as all of the systems that make up the building itself, will consume roughly a fifth less energy than a building that's not designed using LEED principles," said Garret Yoshimi, UH Vice President for Information Technology.
In a statement, UH President David Lassner said the university is committed to acheiving LEED Gold certification for all new buildings.