The Mathew O. Diggs III Laboratory for Life Science Research was funded in part by a gift from Matthew Diggs Jr., a former university trustee, with a deep interest in life sciences research, and his wife, Nancy. The building was named in memory of their son. Opened November 8, 2007, the highly energy-efficient building was officially rated LEED NC-Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2008. This prestigious award places Wright State University at the forefront of green building design, since Diggs Laboratory is the first laboratory in Ohio to receive the LEED-NC Gold status.
Research laboratories typically consume four times more energy than a normal classroom building. Therefore, Wright State University decided to use LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a guide in constructing the 45,000 square foot science building using energy-efficient practices. In addition to energy reduction the building will conserve water, create an sustainable indoor environment, improve occupant comfort, and above all teach students and visitors about environmental stewardship. The Diggs Laboratory provides much needed laboratory space for the life science research initiative within the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Medicine at Wright State University.
This state0of-the-art facility incorporates the Selux Triangular Column to enlighten its entryways. Selux is proud to be a part of this LEED-Gold certified facility.