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Green Building

Penn is dedicated to continue its sustainability mission through green design.

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As part of Penn’s Climate Action Plan, the University has adopted LEED Silver Certification as a minimum standard for new construction and major renovations. Thus, our outstanding new facility, Golkin Hall, meets these ambitious standards with a LEED Gold award. For example, Golkin Hall’s green roofs naturally cool the building, save on energy consumption and help the University as a whole meets its goal of increasing its green space by 20%.