First green-friendly building features are highlighted via dozens of interactive Q
& A displays throughout 56,000 square foot building.
First opened in the fall of 2011, the SBVC Physical Sciences (PS) building was designed
to be the campus’ first LEED-certified building. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, recognizes buildings and communities that use strategies to improve performance
in energy savings, water efficiency, indoor environments, and more.
Not only is the 56,000 square foot building the largest on campus, it is also the
first of many sustainable facilities to achieve LEED recognition once it is officially
Dozens of interactive, educational display signs featuring 13 variations on themes
such as water efficiency and air quality are installed throughout the building. The
provocative questions seen on each sign about the sustainable features in the building
are answered via the website menu at the right. Visitors to the building can use their
smartphone to scan the QR code that takes them directly to the web page where they
can learn more about the sustainable features of the building.