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Point Park gets sustainability award for Dance Complex

University receives the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Award

 

Point Park receives the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Award. |Photo by Tom Bell

Officials from Point Park University, Trane Inc., and the Green Building Alliance gathered on Nov. 19 to acknowledge the University's achievements in energy efficiency through the renovation of the Lawrence Hall Dance Complex, which earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification. Trane General Sales Manager Tim White presented the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Award in recognition of the University's commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in selecting high performance infrastructure systems for the building.

Bridget Mancosh, senior vice president of finance and administration at Point Park, was on hand to accept the award.

"The Dance Complex was the first key to our Academic Village Initiative, a project which will transform the University and have a major impact on Downtown Pittsburgh," said Mancosh. "It represents our commitment to environmental stewardship and it represents a culture of learning for the University community with respect to environmental responsibility."

The Academic Village Initiative is a $244 million campus and public enhancement space plan. The Academic Village is comprised of two key elements - the Student and Convocation Center/Wood Street Corridor and Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse - that will provide students with academic support areas, green space, recreational areas, residential options, riverfront access, and state-of-the-art theater facilities.

Point Park is one of just two universities in the United States to receive the Trane Energy Efficiency Leader in Education Award.

Photo by Tom Bell