Greer Environmental Sciences Center
Meet the one-of-a-kind Greer Environmental Sciences Center at Virginia Wesleyan University, named as a tribute to former university President, Billy Greer. This highly advanced facility serves as a cornerstone to the environmental sciences program and incorporates many environmentally-friendly features within its construction. The 40,000 square-foot sustainable structure features a geothermal ground-source heat exchange, which transfers heat both to and from the earth itself for heating and cooling. Photo-voltaic panels are integrated into the building to provide solar power, and a small-scale wind turbine harnesses the kinetic energy of the wind. The LEED Gold Certified Greer Environmental Sciences Center demonstrates how natural energy can be used practically and efficiently, making a measurable difference in our natural world.