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.