GCC Secures Latest LEED Certified Building

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GCC president Dr. Mary Okada and Assistant Secretary of Insular Areas Esther Kai’aina were on hand to celebrate the special presentation of the LEED certification plaque.

Guam – Good news for the Guam Community College as they now have three LEED certified buildings on campus.

 

Building E, formerly known as the butler building 200, was granted the gold LEED certification, which is the second highest certificate a building can receive. GCC president Dr. Mary Okada and Assistant Secretary of Insular Areas Esther Kai’aina were on hand to celebrate the special presentation of the LEED certification plaque. LEED certifications are presented in four different ratings: certified, silver, gold and platinum. According to GCC, building e was renovated and reopened in 2014 and it is the second gold LEED certified building on campus. Some of building E LEED features includes a 20-kilowatt solar system, a rainwater catchment system that recycles rainwater to be used for the buildings plumbing system. According to GCC estimates, the rainwater recycling amounts to a 20-30 percent reduction in water usage. The $5.2 million renovation includes grants from federal agencies such as FEMA and the Department of Interior.