While several iconic buildings on campus have been illuminated with green light during the evenings in honor of Veterans Day, the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) at the Dan and Gayle D’Aniello Building has been recognized for being green in an entirely different way. Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized Syracuse University for the NVRC at its 2022 Upstate Leadership Awards Gala with the presentation of the Judge’s Choice Award.
The USGBC is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in building design, construction and operation. Its awards, given at events held in different regions throughout the country, honor excellence in high-performance and healthy buildings, environmental stewardship and community impact. The organization also sets the criteria for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications, which aims to help building owners and operations be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.