MCC Gleason College of Science and Technology Earns LEED Gold

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SWBR Architects is pleased to announce that Monroe Community College’s Gleason Hall for Science and Technology has earned LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.

In 2011 Monroe Community College began improvements to The Gleason Hall for Science and Technology to replacethe primary mechanical and electrical system infrastructure for the building, and renovate a 5,000 SF state-of-the-art electronic technology laboratory classroom and support space. They essentially gutted and replaced the balance of the interior areas of the building, while keeping at least 50% of the building occupied and functional as classroom space at any one time. 

The instructional spaces provide modern technology infrastructure, durable finishes, and improved acoustical performance.  A sky-lit student collaboration space was developed in the interior of the building using part of the footprint of an unused 2-story lecture hall. A second floor deck was built in the remaining parts of the old lecture hall to provide new classroom space.

Key sustainable features of the building include:
• Occupancy sensors & daylight harvesting
• Solar shading
• Recycled content materials, regional materials & renewable  and certified wood
• Indoor air quality
• Greenhouse
• Photo voltaics
• Built in existing space, minimize land use and maximize recycling of facilities