RCCC Building Receives LEED Gold Certification

4 July 2011 (Last Updated July 4th, 2011 18:30)

Building 400 at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) in Rowan and Cabarrus in North Carolina has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Sustainable design features for the building include solar tubing, low-flow sinks and toilets, carpeting made from rec

Building 400 at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) in Rowan and Cabarrus in North Carolina has received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.

Sustainable design features for the building include solar tubing, low-flow sinks and toilets, carpeting made from recycled materials and the use of exterior materials that reduce light pollution, according to salisburypost.com.

Around 74% of construction-generated waste was recycled, 45% of the building materials were made of recycled products and 33% of the building materials were manufactured regionally, reducing air pollution by limiting the number of miles travelled.

The building's green design will save the college more than $14,000 in utility costs and reduce water usage by 60,000gal a year.