CTC Canton campus earns LEED Gold certification | Environment
CANTON, Ga. -- The Canton campus of Chattahoochee Technical College is less than a year old, but it's already earned some big honors.
Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council announced the campus has been designated LEED Gold certified.
"This designation puts this campus in the upper echelon of construction projects in the state and in the county," said David Simmons, CTC vice president of facilities. "The LEED Gold certification proves that the facilities leadership is committeed to helping preserve the global environment for generations to come."
The Canton project initially aimed for Silver certification, according to Matt Walsh with BRPH, the construction firm that built the school. However, the building's specific practices and features were enough to earn it the coveted Gold-level designation.
LEED certification of the campus was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively affect both the project and the surrounding community.
Simmons said some of the factors that led to the certification were the building's use of energy, lighting, water and materials, as well as light pollution reduction, storage and collection of recyclables, and overall site selection.
More than 760 students are currently enrolled in classes on CTC's Canton campus.