UNT is a Higher Education winner of the 2012 Green School Awards from the U.S. Green Building Council, Central Texas - Balcones Chapter.
The Green School Awards recognize sustainable design that promotes public awareness with the idea that every school can present the opportunity for each student to develop a love for learning through energy efficient buildings, higher test scores and low absenteeism.
U.S. Green Building Council, Central Texas - Balcones Chapter is a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating growth in sustainable building and land development practices in Central and South Texas through innovation, education, advocacy and partnerships, according to their mission.
Winners of this award had to submit a PowerPoint presentation exhibiting characteristics of green school designs in either public, private, K-12 or higher education schools; description of the project; and site plan and images.
UNT's Life Science Complex was honored as the Higher Education winner of the 2012 Green School Awards in early October in Austin at the 2012 Green School Symposium. Perkins+Will Architects also presented the project's case study at the symposium.
Buddy Price with UNT News Service can be reached at Buddy.Price@unt.edu.