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LAVC Celebrates a New LEED Gold Building on Campus

The LAVC Administration & Career Advancement building has been awarded a LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the third LEED Gold-certified building at the college.

LAVC Celebrates a New LEED Gold Building on Campus

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded a LEED Gold certification to the LAVC Administration & Career Advancement (ACA) building. 

The ACA is a two-level 41,000-square-foot building that serves as a new gateway to Valley College. The building is home to the LAVC President's Office, the Academic Affairs Office, the Administrative Services Office, LAVC Foundation, Institutional Effectiveness Office, Public Relations Office, Personnel Office, Payroll Office, Budget Office, Contracts/Purchasing (Procurement Office), Master Calendar Office, Reprographic Services, Mailroom, Campus Operator, Workforce Training (Job Training Office and Cooperative Education), the Academic Senate Office, CalWORKs, and Continuing Education/Non-Credit, as well as and classrooms and meeting spaces. 

Green building features include water-efficient landscaping, fixtures that reduce water usage by 20%, maximized open spaces to allow for natural lighting, stormwater run-off management, and a roof that reduces the heat island effect.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a third-party verification for green buildings, and certify that buildings address sustainability issues. Based on a number of points achieved, a project can receive one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

With this newest certification, LAVC now has three LEED Gold, two LEED silver, and three LEED-certified rated buildings on the campus. The newly construction buildings were funded by the voter-supported Proposition A, AA and J.

For more information on bond-funded construction at LAVC, visit the ReVitalizing Valley College Web page

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 5/10/2017 5:00:13 PM