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Building Green Buildings: An Introduction to LEED

Duke Smart Home
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Interested in green building, LEED certification, or sustainability? Join the Duke SmartHome as we embark on a tour around West Campus' newest buildings with LEED expert Tony Baldassari!

We will be touring CIEMAS, Trent Semans, and more and see the sustainable features first hand; learning how LEED standards have changed over the years; and discussing Duke's commitment to green building.

Snacks will be provided; stay tuned for the meeting location!


Tony is a Senior Project Manager with Duke Health in the Facilities, Planning, Design, & Construction (FPDC) Office with extensive higher education and healthcare facility experience. His primary role is managing project construction, design, and program management services for facility projects including new construction and renovation at Duke University, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital, and Durham Regional Hospital Campuses, as well as other Duke properties. He began his career with Skanska back in 2000, two of those years were spent in the Boston metro area managing aviation projects for American Airlines at Logan International Airport. In 2002, he was given an opportunity to relocate to Skanska's Carolinas regional office based in Durham, NC to begin working on a variety of projects at Duke University, both on the academic campus and at the medical center. Since then and over thirteen projects later, totaling over 1.5 million sq. ft.. Five of those projects were at least USGBC LEED Gold or Silver certified facilities, including the first LEED Silver Certified facility on Duke’s campus. While at Skanska, Tony helped create and develop the company’s first smartphone app, the InSite Monitor, which allows construction project team members and clients to more effectively track the IEQ (Noise, Vibration, Dust, Differential Pressure) on healthcare reconstruction projects remotely and in real time.