LACCD Builds “Green” at Valley College
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees has adopted a district-wide Sustainable Building Plan to incorporate energy-saving and environmentally friendly features into the new structures. Buildings with more than 7,500 square feet are required to incorporate "green" standards advocated by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) certification program.
LACCD's trustees worked with local community members and environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club and Global Green, so the plan would be both environmentally protective and fiscally responsible. Construction costs will increase but should be offset by rebates, incentives, and long-term savings through conservation of energy and water.
At Valley College, the following buildings have been built according to LEED™ certification standards:
- Administration & Career Advancement building - LEED Gold
- Allied Health & Sciences Center - LEED Silver
- Child Development & Family Complex - LEED Certified
- Community Services Center - LEED Gold
- Library & Academic Resource Center - LEED Gold
- Maintenance & Operations / Sheriff's Station - LEED Certified
- Monarch Athletic Center - LEED Silver
- Student Services Center & Annex - LEED Certified
- Student Union - LEED Silver
For more information regarding LAVC's Green Building Projects, visit LACCD Builds Green - Los Angeles Valley College.
Information on all the green building projects within the LACCD and its nine campuses can be found at LACCD Builds Green.