FAU Green Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony kicks off Wyland Living Green Fair
The Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering & Computer Science and University Faculty & Food Service hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 5, 2010 to commence the opening of its new 97,000 square foot “living learning laboratory” anticipated to be the first academic building in the State of Florida to be designed and built to LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum level standards.
Dean Karl K. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E. opened the ceremony by welcoming everyone and introducing the building as the first new-construction academic building in southeast Florida to be designed and built to U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Platinum level standards – the highest level in the Green Building Rating System
The architectural firm of Gallo Herbert Lebolo and FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science also dedicated the College’s Food Service Venue space in the building. The inviting 8,800 square-foot food service facility was designed as a dynamic and organic space intended to reflect the sustainable and natural aspects of “Green Design”. The designer worked with an array of sustainable and energy efficient materials to create a rich contrast to the modern rendered building in which this space resides. The materials utilized include rich wood finishes, modern metal finishes, decorative glazed panels, metallic tiles and organic stone finishes.
The ribbon cutting ceremony also helped to kick off the Wyland Living Green Fair, which ran from November 5-7, 2010 in Mizner Park, Boca Raton. The Wyland Living Green Fair is the premier conference and thought leadership event covering various facets of the green economy focused on the opportunities that exist in South Florida for green business.