Throughout my blog posts I comment about unfolding developments at Qatar Foundation and Education City. One of the things that excites me is the development of new residence halls. Our Campus and Residence Life staff have been working with arthitects to design new residence halls that will serve our purposes in the coming year. We are about to go into the ground for halls that will be available sometime in 2009. And, they are not just any residence halls. They are the world's first Platinum level LEED-certified residences. What this means is that they will have the least impact on the natural environment and they include all the measures to make them environmentally sustainable.
A press release just came out that tells the story.
This project makes a statement that learning is everywhere, in and out of class, and it even exists in the way we live. In this case, students will live in a setting where everyday they will be reminded that they can choose to live in ways that sustains our world. This is a very exciting project!