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OU Earns Its First LEED Gold Certification for Gallogly Hall

Photo credit: Peter Molick/ Gallogly Hall has earned the University of Oklahoma its first LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmentally conscious design and sustainability practices. Completed and opened to occupants in July 2019, Gallogly Hall is home to engineers of all disciplines at OU. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. Green building aims to identify solutions that balance environmental, social and economic needs throughout the planning, design, construction and operation of built structures. Projects pursing LEED certification earn points across categories that pertain to site, water, energy, materials, indoor air and innovation. “Taking a project through the LEED certification process is rigorous and challenging,” said Eric Conrad, OU vice president for operations and