The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently awarded the University of Tampa’s Maureen Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification.
"The University is committed to
providing healthy, safe and efficient buildings for all students, faculty and
staff,” Tampa President Ronald Vaughn said. “The Daly Innovation and Collaboration
Building is a special and unique multi-purpose facility that addresses numerous
institutional needs. It is satisfying to have achieved LEED certification while
also meeting our facility goals.”
The Daly Innovation and Collaboration
Building, opened in September 2015, was built with 30 percent of its materials
locally sourced and designed to maximize natural light through lighting
controls. The building uses Tampa’s high-efficiency chiller plant to reduce energy
use and reduces water waste through efficient plumbing fixtures. It is 30
percent more efficient than a comparable building.
“The University of Tampa’s LEED
certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,”
founding chair and CEO Rick
Fedrizzi said. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has
challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and
The University of Tampa serves as a prime example of just how much we can
This is Tampa’s fourth campus building to meet
USGBC’s LEED certification program requirements.