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The Daily
Green building is undergoing a metamorphosis from the gospel of environmentalists to a regular practice of the business community — including at the UW.
February 12, 2007

Green building is undergoing a metamorphosis from the gospel of environmentalists to a regular practice of the business community — including at the UW.

On the UW campus, all new buildings are being built in an environmentally conscious manner and the newest, the Benjamin D. Hall Interdisciplinary Research Building, was recently certified LEED-Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The five basics the council looks for are, "sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality."

These standards can be difficult to meet for many buildings, but with the requirements written in the plans of laboratories like Benjamin D. Hall, buildings are now constructed using creative solutions to uncommon problems.