Building it Green - Keeping it Green
On Oct. 12, MeadWestvaco and the VCU Rice Center co-hosted a successful event on green building and sustainability at the MWV headquarters. The beautiful river front was recently given the highest Green Globe award. This was a pre-conference event for the Governor’s Energy Conference of Virginia and attracted close to 85 attendees. Kevin Hydes, former chair of the United States Green Building Council was the key note speaker with Carl Purdin giving an overview of the Walter Rice Education Building reaching its Platinum LEED status and Rice board member, Dan Slone, speaking on behavior changes needed to sustain the green building environment. This was the culmination of the Year of the Environment initiative which totaled 98 events across the university throughout the year.