VCU’s Walter L. Rice Education Center, Two USGBC Awards

VCU’s Walter L. Rice Education Center was recently honored for its contribution to the community and its commitment to green building at the USGBC Virginia Leadership Awards. The Center, which was the first LEED Platinum building in Virginia, was bestowed both the Green Building Legacy Award and the People’s Choice Award. 2RW is proud to have been a participant in this ground-breaking project!

 The Center, located in Charles City County, Virginia, is devoted to environmental research, teaching, and public service. Its proximity to the James River inspired the project team to design a building that would have minimal impact on local ecosystems. The plantings on the site are all native to Virginia, and the building’s vegetative roof supports sustainable stormwater management.

LEARN MORE about 2RW’s involvement in this award-winning sustainable project.