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Green Building and Grounds 

Goal: Reduce the impacts of Tri-C’s buildings by following the USGBC’s LEED standards and other best sustainable design and construction practices, creating healthy spaces and programs, and improving stormwater management.
Progress to date:
  • Cuyahoga Community College has received four certifications for recent projects under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standards – the most of any community college in Ohio.

  The Advanced Technology Training Center (Metropolitan Campus) achieved LEED Gold certification in August 2013

The Health Careers and Sciences building (Westshore Campus) was awarded LEED Gold certification in December 2012.

The Health Careers and Technology building (Eastern Campus) received LEED Gold certification in July 2012.
   The Brunswick University Center (Brunswick) was awarded LEED Silver certification in June 2012.

All four of these recently constructed buildings are energy efficient, take advantage of daylight, are frugal with water resources, provide a healthy indoor environment, and enhance the academic experience.

  • 30% reduction in potable water use in existing buildings since 2000. Water saving projects completed to date include:

    • Boiler blowdown controls
    • Swimming pool cover installations
    • Water efficient restroom fixture retrofits
  • A 28,000 gallon cistern at the Eastern Campus Health Careers and Technology building captures precipitation runoff from the roof for later use for irrigation, and the nearby landscaping includes bioswales to slow non-captured stormwater runoff in an effort to reduce erosion and improve water quality.
  • The design of the new Westshore campus includes enough open space to allow 90% of the average annual precipitation to be contained and treated on-site rather than running off into stormwater infrastructure.
  • The site of the new Advanced Technology Training Center includes several rain gardens and water retention basins to allow all annual precipitation to be contained and treated on-site rather than running off into stormwater infrastructure. 
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