Roosevelt Renews Its USGBC Membership

View of a south-facing dorm room in RU's LEED-Gold certified Wabash Building in downtown Chicago (source: RU website)

View of a south-facing dorm room in RU’s LEED-Gold certified Wabash Building in downtown Chicago (source: RU website)

Roosevelt University, through the Office of Physical Resources, several years ago joined the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), an organization devoted to cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. By renewing its membership with the USGBC, Roosevelt shows that it is committed to transforming its campus buildings into environmentally sustainable “green buildings.”

The USGBC, comprised of more than 20,000 companies and organizations, supplies ideas and information on how to make buildings green. According to the USGBC, greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy and a national commitment to green buildings has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs. RU staff, students, and faculty who wish to have access to USGBC information, newletters, etc., please contact one of the two individuals below.

Paul Matthews, Assistant Vice President, Campus Planning & Operations (pmatthews@roosevelt.edu)
Rebecca Quesnell, Environmental Sustainability Intern Associate and SUST major (rquesnell@mchsi.com)

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