First ever LEED Gold Certification for Norwalk Community College

Apr 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story, Green Building

The new building and renovations at NCC was designed for the Nursing & Allied NCC North Elevation from Commons at NightHeath program, science laboratories, faculty offices and a fitness facility. The project started construction in February 2010 and in one and half years, the project was completed and opened its doors for the 2011 Fall Semester.

Norwalk Community CollegeThe design and construction of the project was administered by the Connecticut Department of Construction Services (DCS) on behalf of NCC and the Connecticut Board of Regents. It is the first awarded LEED Gold project for the Connecticut Community College system and DCS.

Exceeding the original goal of LEED Certified, the achievement of LEED Gold required additional time, involvement and dedication from the project design team, construction team and owners to achieve sustainable measures well beyond a building meeting minimum code requirements. Sustainable design measures implemented at the Center will provide students, faculty and staff with a healthy and comfortable indoor environment to work and study in while providing economical benefits to the college through utility cost savings.

Site design maximized the natural daylight to reduce energy consumption caused by artificial lighting. Water-efficient plumbing fixtures where also put into place to reduce water usage by 43.6% annually and energy-efficient building and HVAC design will allow NCC to save over 14% in calculated annual energy costs.
For more on this story, visit: DCS: Department of Construction Services earns first ever LEED Gold Certification for Norwalk Community College.

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