US College Earns LEED Gold for New Facility

8 June 2011 (Last Updated June 8th, 2011 18:30)

The Gateway Center in Westchester Community College (WCC), New York, US, has secured LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (US-GBC). The Gateway Center is a $40m three-storey V-shaped building, with a total area of 6,500m². The building houses clas

The Gateway Center in Westchester Community College (WCC), New York, US, has secured LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council (US-GBC).

The Gateway Center is a $40m three-storey V-shaped building, with a total area of 6,500m².

The building houses classrooms, seminar rooms, a lecture hall, computer labs and language labs.

Sustainable building elements in the facility include the recycling of construction waste, sustainable storm water management, use of low-mercury light bulbs and indoor air quality monitoring.

The building was designed by Ennead Architects.

The facility features a structural steel framing system, masonry and cold metal framing exterior wall with a field applied vapour barrier.

Other design elements include an architectural stone cladding façade and a glass curtain wall.