West Chester University



School LEED PlaqueWest Chester University


In October of 2010, the President of West Chester University (WCU) signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which commits WCU to make a good faith effort to achieve a carbon-neutral environment by 2025. That effort is supported in large part by building to the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard.

After making a sizable investment in sustainability (with three green buildings on campus and a fourth under construction), WCU wanted a unified signage system that would showcase the unique design elements of each project that earn it LEED certification. WCU chose buildingplaques.com because their LEED Recognition Plaques graphically communicate each project’s sustainable design features, highlight stakeholder contributions and can be laid out online in minutes.

Buildingplaques.com’s LEED Recognition Plaques feature a high-resolution photograph or rendering of the project, LEED scorecard, LEED seal, recognition of stakeholders and a description of the project.

In addition to showcasing each project’s sustainable design elements, WCU chose buildingplaques.com because of its easy design and ordering process. buildingplaques.com is integrated into USGBBC database – automatically pulling relevant project information into the plaque design, while ensuring that only certified projects can order plaques. Online design takes about five minutes, after which buildingplaques.com sends an art proof. After proof approval, the finished plaque ships in about three weeks.

All LEED Recognition Plaques are constructed of architectural-grade anodized aluminum and come with standoffs that can fastened to virtually any surface. LEED Recognition Plaques come in two standard sizes: 18” x 24” or 23″ x 35″, although custom sizes and designs are available.

To learn more about or order LEED Recognition Plaques, visit www.buildingplaques.com. To learn more about West Chester University’s sustainability initiatives, visit www.wcupa.edu/sustainability/.

LEED® and its related logo are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and are used with permission.

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