In October 2018, the School of Communication and Media (SCM) earned LEED Silver certification. The SCM is an approximately 87,500-square-foot facility that joins Morehead Hall and Life Hall into a single, multi-functional communications and multimedia facility. The building is equipped with state-of-the-art 4K and high definition television control rooms and studios, a film studio, a multifaceted audio production center, the multi-platform News Lab, plus mediated classrooms, labs, and specialty rooms. Designed to foster industry partnerships, the School also houses the Center for Cooperative Media and is poised to become a leading national research center. This LEED certification adds to the already great reputation of one of the newest buildings on our campus.
About LEED Certification
Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. The SCM was awarded 51 point, leading to a Silver level certification.