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Media Advisory: ORAU's Center for Science Education: First New Office Building Certified LEED Gold in Tennessee

Nov. 16, 2009

WHAT: ORAU's Center for Science Education (CSE) will be recognized as the first new office building in Tennessee to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) during a formal ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.

WHY: ORAU is receiving this prestigious Gold-level distinction based on excellence in five categories: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The building reflects ORAU's commitment not only to sustainability and sound environmental stewardship but also to operating healthy, comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: ORAU CSE, Main Campus MC-100
Lobby and Classroom
100 ORAU Way • Oak Ridge, Tenn.

For directions, visit:

CONTACT: Jennifer Callais, ORAU Communications and Marketing
Office: 865-576-9559

To learn more about ORAU's LEED certification, please visit

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953