BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two new University at Buffalo buildings took
home top honors in Buffalo Business First's annual "Brick by Brick"
awards, announced on May 10, 2012.
UB's William R. Greiner Residence Hall, a sophomore dormitory on
North Campus, received the "Best New Green Construction Award."
Greiner Hall, which opened last August, features a number of
environmentally-friendly features. Among them: counters and floors
made from recycled materials, high-efficiency lighting, low-flow
shower heads and faucets, and detention ponds that prevent
rainwater trickling from the roof from entering the sewer
The "Best Educational Project" award went to Barbara and Jack
Davis Hall, which UB dedicated on May 10. The 130,000-square-foot
engineering building includes environmentally-friendly features and
will house two departments from the School of Engineering and
Applied Sciences and various research centers.
For more information on the awards, visit Buffalo Business First
at: 'Brick by Brick' winners
The new buildings are part of the UB 2020 plan, which aims to
transform UB into one of the nation's premier public research
universities, enhancing learning and research facilities for
students, faculty, staff and the community.
As a major public research institution, UB's model of
sustainability focuses on finding solutions to global challenges
through research, educating individuals about these challenges,
setting the bar high for sustainability in our own operations and
partnering with the external community to create a better future
For more information on UB's "green" initiatives, visit: UB Green.