Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Humanities and Social Sciences
building has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED recognition provides independent verification of a building or
neighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction,
operations, and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy,
The $30-million facility, the university’s newest academic building, opened in January.
It houses the departments of
English, Geography and Regional Planning, History, Journalism and Public
Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
is home to these centers, institutes, and area studies: the Frederick Douglass
Institute for Intercultural Research; Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and
Training Institute; Center for Northern Appalachian Studies; Asian Studies
program; Latin American Studies program; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
and Queer Studies program; Pan-African Studies program; Sustainability Studies
program; and Women’s and Gender Studies program.
undergraduate students will attend a class in this new building, as will many
master’s- and doctoral-level students.
“IUP is committed to being good stewards of place, including being energy
efficient,” IUP President Michael Driscoll said. “This building was
designed with this philosophy in place, and we are gratified to receive this
The new building’s “LEED scorecard” recognizes the project in six different
This latest certification brings to nine the
number of buildings on campus that are LEED certified. All eight of the newest
student residential facilities—Andrew W. Stephenson Hall, Susan S. Delaney
Hall, Donna D. Putt Hall, Gealy W. Wallwork Hall, MG Rodney D. Ruddock Hall,
the Suites on Maple East, the Suites on Pratt, and the Northern Suites—were LEED
certified in 2012.