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St. John Center Recognized for Sustainability Commitment

By Maryland Today Staff

The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center (ESJ) was recognized last week by the Maryland chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council with a 2019 Leadership Award for Green Schools—Higher Education.

The St. John Center, which opened on campus in 2017, is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-certified building that features two green roofs, energy-efficient lighting and water controls, daylighting and compost collection. The project also included the renovation and restoration of Holzapfel Hall.

The Leadership Awards highlight projects that are transforming the built environment across Maryland. They celebrate buildings that have earned LEED certification in the past year, as well as the leaders who promote green buildings in their communities. See other examples of the University of Maryland’s green buildings here.

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