Category Archives: Sustainable Design

VMDO Hosts Center for Green Schools and Instituto Thomas Jefferson

by Lynelle Douma, Marketing Coordinator Last Wednesday, VMDO kicked off an enriching three day visit from our friends at Instituto Thomas Jefferson, Ramon Carvajal and Priscila Gomez, and Director of the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools, Rachel Gutter. Representatives from … Continue reading

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Young Harris College Campus Center Recognized by USGBC at Georgia Capitol

By Sara Teaster, Sustainability Manager On February 3, USGBC Georgia celebrated the work of educational facilities in the state that are creating healthy and efficient learning environments. The third annual High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day at the Georgia Capitol … Continue reading

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Green Apple Day of Service at Discovery Elementary School

By Sara Teaster, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Manager On Wednesday September 23rd, VMDO staff traveled to the newly opened Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, VA to participate in the annual Green Apple Day of Service, sponsored by the USGBC’s Center … Continue reading

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TCC Chesapeake’s Student Center Earns LEED Gold!

By Sustainability Manager, Sara Teaster, LEED AB BD+C We are excited to announce that the Student Center at Tidewater Community College Chesapeake has received LEED Gold certification! Situated on a tidal wetland and a tributary of the Elizabeth River, the new … Continue reading

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Checking in with JMU Wayland Hall’s LEED Platinum Performance

By Frances Lengowski, AIA, LEED AP On April 10, the James Madison University Board of Visitors toured Wayland Hall – a residence hall renovated by VMDO.  It was a great opportunity to check back in with the project and learn … Continue reading

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Fauquier High School Renovation Supports Health & Sustainability

Recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Fauquier High School sets high standards for sustainability and health. The design unites disparate existing school wings into a coherent and harmonious campus, forging a modest, yet … Continue reading

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VMDO Participates in Green Apple Day of Service at Richmond School

By VMDO Sustainability Coordinator, Sara Teaster, LEED BD+C On Saturday September 27, VMDO staff and family members headed to Richmond’s Broad Rock Elementary School for a day of service in support of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Apple Day … Continue reading

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VMDO Nominated in Inaugural USGBC Best of Awards!

The United States Green Building Council has released their first Best of Awards! If you or your organization are members of the USGBC, you may log in and vote for your favorites. We have been nominated for two exciting categories: … Continue reading

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VMDO Scores Gold in Richmond

By VMDO Sustainability Coordinator, Sara Teaster, LEED Green Associate VMDO is excited to announce that our two new schools in Richmond, VA – Broad Rock Elementary School and Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School – have earned Gold certification in the LEED … Continue reading

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Review of 2014 VCU Energy and Sustainability Conference

By VMDO Sustainability Coordinator, Sara Teaster, LEED Green Associate VMDO had the pleasure of being a contributing sponsor to the 2014 Energy and Sustainability Conference, hosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Commonwealth University last month. This conference … Continue reading

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