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Cà Foscari, Venice: the oldest LEED in the world.

The Gothic palace that overlooks the Grand Canal, the main headquarters of Ca’Foscari University of Venice receives the LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), becomes the oldest “green” building in the world and “surpasses” the Empire State Building.
This goal achieved by Ca’Foscari, the frontrunner among Italian universities in terms of sustainability, is the product of a partnership with Habitech, the consultant for the sustainable regeneration of existing buildings and Coster, a company in the energy control sector.
Water efficiency, renewable energy supplies, green purchasing, and sustainable mobility are the main categories taken into consideration by the Green Building Council and the areas where Ca’Foscari attained all the necessary prerequisites for the certification. The exemplary management of the facilities and the sustainable politics of the university have thus allowed them to attain this ambitious result.
Currently at Ca’Foscari, 60% of purchases made are “green”, pertaining to both consumer goods and stationery (paper, toner, batteries, etc.) as well as to durable goods for the office (computers, printers, photocopiers and furniture).

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