New Science Teaching and Student Services Center will be the U's most environment-friendly building project

Demolition of the Science Classroom Building on Washington Avenue began on Jan. 23 to prepare for this spring's construction of a new Science Teaching and Student Services Center. The project will be one of the most environment-friendly construction efforts ever undergone by the University. Not only will more than 90 percent of the materials from the demolished Science Classroom Building be recycled, but construction managers hope to obtain LEED Gold certification for the new building, one of the highest "green" honors that can be assigned to a structure. When completed in fall 2010, the building will house flexible science teaching and learning spaces and a full range of student services in one prominent location. Read more or watch construction on a live Webcam>>

February 16, 2009