WHAT: Originally constructed in 1917, Oglebay Hall has become West Virginia University’s first building to obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system which provides verification that a facility was constructed with energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and other sustainable features. The facility, which houses the University’s flourishing forensics program, also has water-saving fixtures, a synthetic, slate roof made of recycled rubber, use of natural daylight in more spaces, sustainable heating/cooling units and more.

WHO: John Thompson, associate director of Design and Construction for WVU Facilities Management will accompany media on a walk-through tour.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Oglebay Hall, WVU’s Downtown Campus

MEDIA: There will be one tour only at 9 a.m. with John Thompson giving detailed information about Oglebay Hall’s sustainable features.

For more information on Oglebay Hall’s LEED certification, visit http://bit.ly/2Nb87n.



CONTACT: Clement Solomon, Office of Sustainability
304-293-7916, csolomon@mail.wvu.edu