Building E at Guam Community College Guam Community College

Building E at Guam Community College.

College building in Guam receives LEED Gold

Facility is the third at Guam Community College to receive a LEED certification

A renovated building at Guam Community College has received LEED Gold certification for its environmentally friendly design and construction.

The Guam Daily Post reports that college, situated on a 22-acre site in the village of Mangilao on the Pacific Island, received the LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council for its renovation of a campus building that is now called Building E.

The facility, which reopened in December 2014 is a two-story, 22,600-square-foot space that had been known as Butler Building 200. It was built in the 1960s as part of a vocational high school and became part of the college when it was established in 1977.

The $5.2 million project upgraded the structure to accommodate 10 classrooms and labs, a study room and an exercise room. It houses houses the education, early childhood education, English, and pre-architectural drafting programs.

The energy-saving and environmentally sensitive elements of the renovated building include roof-top photovoltaic panels; solar water heaters; rainwater catchment; occupancy sensors; daylight harvesting; low-E glazing; water-saving technology and reuse of materials from Building 200.

Building E is the third building at Guam Community College to receive LEED certification. The others to receive that recognition are the Learning Resource Center and the Foundation Building.

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