April 22, 2009

Building a Greener Learning Environment for Business

An architect’s rendering of the new Rawls College of Business building showcases the Spanish Renaissance features that have become an iconic part of the Texas Tech University campus. Facilities Planning & Construction/Texas Tech University System

Design plans for Texas Tech University’s new Rawls College of Business building have all the ingredients of a first-class education facility. Classrooms custom-made for student success will be wired with the latest technology and wrapped inside the campus’ signature Spanish Renaissance architecture.

But blueprints for this Red Raider project also include an unexpected element: the color green.

When completed, the 145,000-square-foot facility will be the first building on campus to apply for LEED certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

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