The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute has followed suit along with several other schools in the country by going green. The building was designed to LEED standards and utilizes many energy saving features such as motion-activated lighting. Another feature of the Virginia Tech Carilion building is a green roof with two to three feet of soil, allowing for a wider variety of plants versus a traditional green roof with a tray system. In addition to the green features, our building is made with materials from the local region. The concrete used in the building is from Roanoke; the bricks came from Martinsville, Va.; and the traditional Hokie Stone came from a quarry located a few miles from Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg. The architect, Daniel DiMarco from AECOM, is also a Virginia Tech graduate.