Windward Community College's new building will place Library, Media, Tutoring, Testing, and Computing services under one roof, and include a classroom, Hawaiian Collection room, and Information Commons.

July 18, 2008

Going for the Silver Green

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We're planning the new building with the aim of achieving a Silver LEED® certification.

What's that?

The United States Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system provides standards for designating "green" buildings. As our construction project fulfills required and optional criteria, it will earn "credits" or "points" toward LEED certification, with 33-38 points earning the "Silver" level.

Our project has been registered with the USGBC, which provides access to online tools to assist the planners, architects, and contractors in recording and tracking progress toward this certification.

Our building may earn credits in a variety of ways, such as using water and energy efficiently, preserving open spaces around the building, ensuring a high standard of indoor air quality, and more.


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