Perry Dean is pleased to announce that the new Research and Information Commons at Daemen College in Amherst, NY has achieved LEED Gold Certification. Some of the aspects of the project that contributed to this achievement include the following. A central light well spans the full height of the Library, drawing natural light into the heart of the plan. Selective glazing on north, east and west facades lights perimeter classrooms and offices, and a fully-glazed southern façade lights public study spaces. Vermont slate shingle is a sustainable cladding choice because it is regional and durable. The building interior uses a raised floor system that allows for long-term flexibility of building systems and technology infrastructure. Congratulations to Daemen College and the design team.