Gallery: Walsh College Achieves LEED Gold Through Innovative Design


Walsh College in Troy, Michigan recently went through unusual lengths to earn its LEED Gold certification. The campus primarily hosts evening classes for mid-career professionals who commute to school after work, so the 37,000 square foot program called for a large parking lot to accommodate its students. In addition, the program required a LEED-certified building that would “make the business case” for sustainable design. Architects Valerio Dewalt Train responded to the challenging brief with an innovative approach that incorporates on-site rainwater recycling, energy-efficient lighting, and a high-performance building envelope.

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