The Yonsei School of Business is committed to instilling an awareness and appreciation of the environment in its students. That concern gets expressed everyday as the school’s faculty, staff, and students go about their business in Korea’s first LEED certified university building, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the world’s most widely used verification system for green buildings. Certification is granted by the U.S. Green Building Committee.
Many aspects of the building that reflect eco-friendly design and environmental sustainability are incorporated into systems not readily apparent. However, others are readily apparent and easily enjoyed. Some of these elements are an atrium to foster interaction about the building’s users, an easy transition into outside natural surroundings, facilities to encourage entrepreneurial thinking, incorporation of references to Yonsei’s history and contributions to the nation, and references throughout, through the use of words of purely Korean origin, to Korea’s unique cultural history.