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LEED Certification

NSCC President Wayne Burton and members of the Presidential Scholars break ground on the new Zero Net Energy Building in the Fall of 2009.

The Health Professions & Student Services Building is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. It verifies that buildings are designed and built using strategies to maximize energy savings, water efficiency, indoor air quality and carbon dioxide reduction. A building can become LEED silver, gold or platinum certified depending on which construction strategies are employed and how high it scores on LEED rating system.

LEED certified buildings are intended to make maximum use of resources when compared to conventional buildings. By providinghealthier environments for living and working LEED certified buildings contribute to higher productivity, improved health and comfort. For more information on LEED Certification, please visit the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Certification page.

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