Discovery Elementary School Becomes First School and Third Project to Receive LEED Zero Energy Certification

Discovery Elementary School Becomes First School and Third Project to Receive LEED Zero Energy Certification

07.18.19

Discovery Elementary School is the first school and third project ever to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Zero Energy certification. Discovery is also the first recipient of the USGBC National Capital Region’s (NCR) Net Zero Award and is the only building in the NCR to date to demonstrate a net-positive energy balance

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Designing for Student Health and Wellness

Designing for Student Health and Wellness

04.25.19

Wellness is not the absence of sickness: it is physical, social, emotional, financial, occupational, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual health. As part of the paradigm shift toward a whole-student model of healthcare, institutions of higher education are exploring how their buildings can best support student + staff wellness.

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Living and Learning Beyond Boundaries at Virginia Tech

Living and Learning Beyond Boundaries at Virginia Tech

03.18.19

What exactly does it mean to live and learn “beyond boundaries”? The Creativity + Innovation District (CID) living-learning community brings together the arts, engineering, science, and design fields to localize innovation within a residential setting that contributes to Virginia Tech's broader global learning community.

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