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GMOA receives gold LEED certification

The newly expanded and remodeled building which houses the Georgia Museum of Art has been officially LEED-certified gold.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an independent, third-party verification that indicates a project is constructed using strategies and materials that promote sustainable development, water savings, energy efficiency and indoor air quality. The facility opened the doors to its new location Jan. 29, 2011.

GMOA staff worked closely with the Office of University Architects to achieve the museum’s programmatic and sustainability goals, while designing a structure that would nearly triple the museum’s gallery space and improve the environmental quality of the site. The design team elected to employ an independent firm, SSRCx, to track, document, verify and advise on how to achieve LEED points.

 The Georgia Museum of Art joins UGA’s Tate Student Center expansion and building 1516 (the new residence hall) in becoming LEED gold-certified.