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LEED Certification: A commitment to conservation or green gone wrong? [video]

Apr 15, 2009  
By Monica Chapman and Andie Walla  
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LEED Certification: A commitment to conservation or green gone wrong? Click here to cast your vote.

Outlook's sustainability debates will run each Wednesday throughout April. Check back next Wednesday to watch Associate Professor of Journalism Bernhard Debatin and Sustainability Coordinator Sonia Marcus debate the merits of clean coal.



Related Links
Earth Month 2009:  http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/earthmonth2009.htm 
Ben Stuart profile:  http://www.ohio.edu/chemical/people/person.cfm?person=stuart  

Published: Apr 15, 2009 8:36 AM  

On this series... 

Environmentalism is a global priority. That's a fact no one is willing to contest. But within the sustainability arena, there is still plenty of room for debate on how to best achieve goals.

In conjunction with Ohio University's designation of April as Earth Month, Sustainability Coordinator Sonia Marcus takes on faculty members from across the academic spectrum, addressing some of the most controversial issues facing the environment, both locally and globally. These debates showcase the wide diversity of opinions that coexist within the community of environmental advocates.

In today's debate, Marcus and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Ben Stuart argue the merits of LEED Certification. As executive director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment, director of the Biofuels Research Lab, associate director of the Ohio Coal Research Center and a registered professional environmental engineer, Stuart's research centers upon issues related to energy and the environment. In his "Green Engineering" course, Stuart guides students through an exploration of LEED certification by evaluating existing buildings on the Ohio University campus.



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