Cuyahoga Community College’s Campus Center achieved LEED Gold Certification. The Campus Center project included a major renovation of the 67,491 square foot building and an addition to the original campus center built in the 1960’s, which now includes a large modern atrium, cafeteria, classrooms, offices, meeting spaces, café and bookstore. Emerald provided LEED consulting and project management services as well as commissioning services to architect, Bialosky, on this campus hub. The project achieved LEED Gold Certification under the LEED BD+C, v3 rating system because of its focus on sustainable design, including efficient irrigation and plumbing fixtures, nearly 100% of construction waste diverted from landfill, exceptional stormwater management practices, the use of recycled, regional and low-emitting materials, specialized indoor air quality features. Better yet, because of its abundant access to public transportation students and employees alike can ditch the car and be dropped off at the front door!
The bottom floor of this building consists of food stations and study rooms/reading knooks. While the second floor will hold a Barnes and Noble along with conference rooms and office throughout the rest of the building.