Tampa Bay Campus Receives SERF Certification for Environmental Stewardship
March 18, 2014 - Thomas M. Cooley Law School continues its commitment to environmental responsibility with certification of its Tampa Bay campus by the Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF).
“Cooley's Tampa Bay campus is yet another fine example of Cooley Law School's dedication to environmental accountability,” said RJ Brennan, Cooley Law School director of construction and renovation. “Our goal for each facility is to maximize effectiveness while minimizing the building’s energy costs.”
The facility includes materials from local suppliers, movable shelving for greater storage space and flexibility, highly efficient restrooms with low-flow toilets, and automatic sinks throughout the campus. Rainwater is collected in a retention pond that allows for green areas surrounding the facility. The building’s most recent green upgrade is a white roof membrane which reflects up to 80 percent of sunlight and reduces heat absorbed into classrooms.
“Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus is a stunning example of practical environmental stewardship,” said Joe Maguire, SERF president. “Cooley Law School campuses have an impressive legacy of sustainability.”
Cooley has demonstrated its dedication to energy conservation through its other SERF certified spaces in Michigan. The campuses in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids are all certified. In Lansing, the Thomas E. Brennan Law Library, the Cooley Temple Conference Center, and Cooley's Center for Research and Study have received high marks for environmental responsibility.
About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 17,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and in Tampa Bay, Fla.