St. Rose building gets high "green" grade

Massry exterior looking up

The Massry Center just before it opened in 2008.

St. Rose announced today that its Massry Center for the Arts has been awarded LEED Gold status for its eco-friendliness.

The Massry is the largest new building in this area to get that certification. The Massry is heated and cooled by a geothermal system that uses 40 450-feet-deep wells.

Earlier on AOA
+ A tour of the Massry Center for the Arts
+ A modern building hidden in plain site


This building really is pretty cool. I was able to take a tour when it first opened, and there are a lot of little details added in (automatically adjusting lights, soundproofing, an auditorium that's acoustically equal to the practice rooms, etc.) that make it really interesting.

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