Austin Community College District's newest campus, Highland Phase 2 in Austin, Texas, has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable design and construction.
Highland Phase 2 is the college's third campus to receive LEED Gold, the college says in a news release.
The campus has solar panels, water-saving plumbing fixtures, drought-tolerant plants, and light-colored paving and roofs to minimize the heat island effect.
Furthering the sustainability efforts is a chilled beam HVAC system.
Other green and sustainable elements at the college:
- Electric Vehicle charging stations network on all campuses.
- Alternative transportation.
- Paper towel composting and specialty recycling programs.
- Solar panels and benches.
- Rainwater/AC condensate reclamation
- LED lights and sensors
The architects are Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects and Perkins & Will.