Thursday, August 2, 2012

Queens College Residence has a LEED Gold Rating

Late in 2011, Consultant Community Environmental Center (CEC) announced that Queens College’s Summit Residence Hall received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating, which is the second highest level of LEED certification.

The Summit, Queens College’s first residence hall, opened in August 2009. The building accommodates 506 beds for students and also includes a conference room, a fitness center and a lounge. Queens College, as part of the CUNY system, agreed to purchase renewable energy for 100 percent of the building’s electricity usage for the first two years of the building’s operation.

“We congratulate Queens College on its commitment to sustainability,” said Richard Cherry President of the CEC, “not only within its buildings but also through its educational programs and its Sustainability Council, which helps to bring sustainability to the daily workings of the school.”

© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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1 comment:

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Bailey Barnett said...

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