Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science recently received a $50,000 planning grant from The Kresge Foundation Green Building Initiative to help fund construction of the first engineering building in a proposed engineering complex on FAU's Boca Raton campus.
The College's green building will be a showcase and 'living laboratory' for sustainable development. This project is being designed to qualify for platinum level certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council. This facility is expected to be the first platinum level certified building in the state of Florida.
The Kresge Foundation Green Building Initiative advances environmental conservation by awarding planning grants for sustainable design.
The ground 'greening' is scheduled for fall 2008 with expected completion at the end of 2009. Schwab, Twitty & Hanser is the architectural firm, and James A. Cummings, Inc., part of the Perini Corporation, is the construction manager. LEED consulting is provided by Green Building Services.