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Labovitz School of Business and Economics

The Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) opened in 2008 and was the first building in the University of Minnesota System to be LEED certified at the gold level.


LEED certified gold plaque in LSBE atrium

Sustainability goes way beyond a building's construction and is an issue throughout its life; LSBE was built with resource conservation in mind:


Other Buildings

LEED points for LSBE
LSBE during construction

Sustainability was a major area of consideration during construction:


LSBE raingarden, July 2010

Two bio-retention areas store stormwater and display native prairie vegetation. Plants adapted to our climate require no irrigation and little maintenance.


Built-in recycling center in LSBE lobby

Built-in recycle bins ensure a dedicated area for proper waste disposal in LSBE.

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