US University Wins Green Award

22 February 2010 (Last Updated February 22nd, 2010 18:30)

The University of Louisville's clinical and translational research building has received an environmental design award. The $143mn eight-level building is expected to be the largest research building in the US to earn 41 LEED credits from US Green Building Council. The 28

The University of Louisville's clinical and translational research building has received an environmental design award.

The $143mn eight-level building is expected to be the largest research building in the US to earn 41 LEED credits from US Green Building Council.

The 288,000ft² building has been funded by the state and was opened in October last year, according to University of Louisville.

The building uses natural light and features a reflective roof, which brings heating costs down. Special louvres and light shelves control the amount of sunlight that enters the building.