New hospital receives gold
LEED certification

The new UF Small Animal Hospital has received a “gold” ranking under the internationally recognized green building certification system known as LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a rating system that recognizes projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. 

Water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality are among the areas recognized through LEED. There are four possible rankings: certified, silver, gold and platinum. With its gold ranking, the UF Small Animal Hospital has become one of the first veterinary hospitals in the country of its size to reach this standard.

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June 2011

New graduates include first dual-degree recipients

Distinguished Award winners, retiring department chair honored along with first dual-degree recipients at commencement this year.

New hospital is “LEED” Gold-en

New SAH is “Gold”-en, according to LEED standards.

Class donates sculpture in professor’s memory

A new sculpture commissioned by the Class of 2011 in honor of the late Dr. Kevin Anderson was dedicated May 26.

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