ARD pulls in another honor

ARD award

Northern Arizona University’s award-winning Applied Research and Development building has another honor to hang on its green mantel.

ARD earned a “Go Beyond” award from the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and R&D Magazine. The awards honor individuals, organizations, projects and laboratory manufacturers that make extra efforts to minimize environmental impacts of labs and other high-tech facilities.

Building manager Richard Baron, director of the NAU Office of Sustainability, will accept the award during the annual conference of the Laboratories for the 21st Century in San Jose, Calif.

ARD, a LEED-rated Platinum building, is the greenest building in higher education and the third greenest in the United States. It won two Best of 2007 awards from Southwest Contractor, a leading construction industry publication, and the 2007 Excellence in Structural Engineering from the Structural Engineers Association of Arizona.