Baruch expands environmental research capabilities

Baruch expands environmental research capabilitiesConstruction begins in February to build a new conference and education facility with two-way videoconferencing capabilities and to refurbish water quality laboratories at the Baruch Institute on Coastal Ecology and Forest Science. The facility will meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification requirements set by the U.S. Green Building Council. Landscaping will demonstrate storm water management techniques and the use of coastal plants. Completion is expected in spring 2008. Architect is LS3P in Charleston.