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Leading the “green” building revolution

Furman's Hipp Hall was the first building in South Carolina to be LEED certified.

South Carolina saw its first LEED-certified building in 2003 with Furman’s Herman Hipp Hall.  A decade later, the U.S. Green Building Council counts 482 commercial buildings in the state and 504 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) homes along with 108 LEED schools, 21 state/public buildings, and 1,533 LEED professionals. According to a story in Greenville Business Magazine about the “green” building revolution in South Carolina, Furman is still a leader in the movement.

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