Prince George's Community College Receives LEED Gold Certification

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Article by: Courtney Davis

  For Immediate Release    

 

PGCC RECEIVES LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION 

 

LARGO, Md. (November 17, 2017) - Prince George's Community College (PGCC) is pleased to announce that the college's Facilities Management & Campus Police Building received LEED Gold status. This is the college's first LEED Gold building. After the final construction review in August 2017, Gensler, a global design firm, awarded the Facilities Management & Campus Police Building 62 points, exceeding the goal of LEED Silver.

"We are beyond thrilled that the Facilities Management & Campus Police Building earned LEED Gold status," said Henry Dickson, director of planning, design and construction, Prince George's Community College. "As we continue to build, renovate and expand on the Largo campus, our goal is to design energy and environmental friendly buildings that exceed the U.S. Green Building Council's requirements for green buildings"

The renovated Facilities Management & Campus Police Building opened May 2016 and includes six low emitting and fuel efficient vehicle parking spaces and low mercury bulbs throughout the building. The building also includes shared office areas with comfort controls to meet individual needs and preferences; sun tunnels throughout the interior of the building to harvest daylight and reduce electricity demand from lighting; as well as showers, changing facilities, and locker rooms to promote an active lifestyle.

LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. It is the most widely used green building rating system, with rating levels of certified, silver, gold, and platinum.

About Prince George's Community College

Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2015-2020), Prince George's Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George's County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George's County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enables PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George's Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

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