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New Science Building on LCCC Campus Awarded Prestigious LEED™ Green Building Certification.

West entry and courtyard webCleveland, July 10, 2014— Weber Murphy Fox is pleased to announce that the Lab Science Building at Lorain County Community College, has been awarded LEED” Silver. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.


The new 50,800 square foot science building supports the biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and geology departments. A total of 14 new lab and support spaces were created to offer students across the science disciplines the most up-to-date learning technologies.


The Lab Science Building achieved LEED Silver certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.


“The Lab Science Building’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and the Lab Science Building serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”


WMF worked closely with contractors to redirect over 84% of the recyclable construction waste from landfill to appropriate sites and use recycled content and regional material for over 30% of the total building material value.  The project team successfully addressed quality of life issues associated with student health and well-being by providing daylight in over 75% of the interior spaces and views out of the building from over 98% of the seats. The team exceeded exemplary performance requirements for site development by preserving vegetated open space greater than 136% of the project site area.