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Radford taking steps toward sustainability

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Another university in the New River Valley is taking sustainability to the next level.

Like Virginia Tech, Radford is working to be more environmentally friendly.

A good example is in the newly renovated Walker Hall computer lab.

The lighting alone is saving the university 50 percent.

Three buildings are now Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified and two more are on the way.

It's setting new expectations for a field that is growing quickly.

"The process has been challenging at times depending on the economy and other things," said Julio Stephen's, Radford's Sustainability Coordinator. "Its been very rewarding. There's a lot of new items and new initiatives for the university but we continue to grow."

Stephens said nearly every major project at Radford moving forward will have elements of conservation and save the university money.

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