PAC Center Achieves LEED Gold Ranking!

The U.S. Green Building Council has notified Monroe Community College and its partners that the PAC Center has achieved a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold ranking! The PAC Center is the first Monroe County and MCC facility to earn this recognition. Congratulations to those who were involved in this outstanding effort!

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and MCC President Anne Kress will host a press conference to formally announce this achievement to the community.  Members of the college community are invited to attend.

PAC Center LEED Gold Press Conference
Wednesday, December 23
10 am
PAC Center Lobby

The LEED Gold report recognized the PAC Center for optimal energy performance (HVAC and lighting); use of GREEN power (76% of the building's electricity usage is provided by renewable sources); use of recycled building materials (39% of the total building materials content, by value, have been manufactured using recycled materials) and innovative design.

The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Its mission is “to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.” To learn more about the USGBC, please visit http://www.usgbc.org/Default.aspx.

To learn more about MCC’s commitment to sustainability, please visit: http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/Sustainability/index.htm.

Rosanna Condello
College and Community Relations
12/18/2009