URI pharmacy students, faculty to experience a new healthy, sustainable building
Among the many “green” features you’ll find at the URI Kingston campus’ newest building include bright open classrooms and laboratories, healthy indoor work spaces, energy-efficient lighting systems, high-technology mechanical systems, and a site footprint with a minimal impact on the natural environment. The design embraces recycled materials and sustainably-minded construction.
Thomas Frisbie-Fulton, URI’s Campus Planning and Design director, expects the building to earn a “Gold” rating in the U.S Green Building Council’s LEED® rating system.
The day before the first day of classes a ribbon cutting ceremony featured welcoming remarks by URI president David Dooley, as well as vice president for Administration and Finance Robert Weygand, Rhode Island congressman Jim Langevin, the chair of the RI Board of Governors for Higher Education Lorne Advain, the president of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals and URI alum (C’84) Paul Hastings, and URI College of Pharmacy doctoral student Erin Larcum (Pharm.D. C’14). Video of the ribbon cutting ceremony and speakers’ remarks can be found on the URI website.
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