Monroe Community College’s new downtown campus has earned the LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council for sustainability.
The building’s features include a “green” roof, double-paned windows, and 15 percent of new materials from recycled sources.
Energy-efficiency measures at the downtown campus are expected to save $117,000 a year in heating costs.
“The sustainable building practices Monroe County embraced in MCC’s new downtown campus will protect local taxpayers and our environment for years to come,” said Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo in a ceremony acknowledging the LEED designation on Friday.
Added MCC President Anne M. Kress, “MCC’s Downtown Campus reflects the college’s long-held commitment to sustainability …. As part of the High Falls EcoDistrict, we embrace our responsibility to do what is best for the environment and our community and to empower our students to be agents of change.”