Custom LEED Recognition Plaques for Montclair State University


In October 2018, the Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media (SCM) earned Silver LEED® (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) certification. This project is the third of four buildings Montclair State designed that meet the LEED standard and have been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Montclair State chose to communicate the unique design elements of each building that earned LEED certification. Capital Project Administrator Adeline Cochran was drawn to because their LEED Recognition Plaque “gives readers more insight into what it means to earn a LEED certification.” Beyond education, the customized plaque recognizes project stakeholders (builder, architect, LEED AP, etc.) and can be designed online and easily installed on any outdoor or indoor surface. provides an art proof for approval so client teams can review and discuss plaque before it is printed and installed.

The SCM building is an approximately 87,500-square-foot facility that joins Morehead Hall and Life Hall into a single, multi-functional communications and multimedia facility. The building is equipped with state-of-the-art 4K and high definition television control rooms and studios, a film studio, a multifaceted audio production center, the multi-platform News Lab, plus mediated classrooms, labs, and specialty rooms. Designed to foster industry partnerships, the School also houses the Center for Cooperative Media and is poised to become a leading national research center. For more information on the school’s sustainable features, you can view SCM’s LEED scorecard.

About Sustainability at Montclair State University

Montclair State University makes sustainability a vital practice in everyday campus activities ranging from instruction in classroom courses, project plans, building design, construction and refurbishing, green purchasing, green landscaping, energy and water use, waste management etc. Green building is a key part of Montclair’s campus-wide sustainability initiatives, which aim to encourage and develop a responsible and responsive campus community that will foster positive behaviors and attitudes towards environmental stewardship for the sustainability.


Using online Plaque Designer™, you can quickly and easily design and order custom LEED recognition signage that features the details of your specific LEED certified project. The Plaque Designer interfaces with the USGBC database to accurately pull your project’s information and accelerate the design process. All LEED Recognition Plaques are constructed of architectural-grade anodized aluminum and come with standoffs that can fastened to virtually any surface. LEED Recognition Plaques come in two standard sizes: 18” x 24” or 23″ x 35″. Inquire about custom sizes and designs. is authorized by the U.S. Green Building Council to use the LEED® logo and trademark.

LEED® and its related logo are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and are used with permission.

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