The Sasaki-designed Middlebury College Virtue Field House was featured in the U.S. Green Building Council’s report “LEED in Motion: Venues.” The report highlights venues with LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certifications such as convention centers, sports facilities, performing arts centers, community centers, and public assembly spaces that are leading the charge to build sustainable buildings with high social impact.
In addition to the reduction of a building’s environmental footprint, the report calls attention to the economic benefits of LEED-certified buildings. According to the report, venues that incorporate LEED guidelines into their design boast cost-savings, decreased annual operating costs, and increased value over time.
Middlebury’s Virtue Field House was included in the report alongside some of the most impressive green venues around the world. The report spotlights the Virtue Field House’s most significant sustainability features such as natural daylight harvesting, energy efficient mechanical and lighting systems, and the use of recycled and regional materials—which enables the athletic complex to consume less energy than its predecessor at double the size.
Click here to read the report in full and here to read a press release about the report.