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June 8, 2011

US College Earns LEED Gold for New Facility

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

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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.

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