Universities at Shady Grove Camille Kendall Academic Center, Rockville MD

The Camille Kendall Academic Center was constructed to be both energy efficient and environmentally sensitive. It is the largest “Green” higher education building in the state of Maryland, and one of the first USM buildings to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. The new facility represents the leading edge in academic building design and incorporates high performance “green” elements and gold level LEED® certification with features such as roof gardens, an energy-conserving HVAC system, recycled building materials, and the use of sustainable materials such as wheat board, bamboo flooring and banana fiber tables. The Camille Kendall Academic Center has received the Public Building of the Year Award from the Maryland component of the American Institute of Architects.