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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
 

The Carnegie Mellon University building that houses both the Gates Center for Computer Science and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies has been awarded gold status under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

The U.S. Green Building Council approved the distinction for the building at 4902 Forbes Ave., Oakland, that opened in 2009. Ralph Horgan, an associate vice provost with CMU, said the construction "offered a great opportunity for Carnegie Mellon to demonstrate its commitment to energy and water conservation and to sustainable practices."

CMU has 10 other buildings on its 143-acre campus that particiate in LEED rating program. The Gates and Hillman classroom, office and laboratory structure contains more than 15 percent recycled materials, and 30 percent of its materials were made within 500 miles of Pittsburgh.

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