Green Buildings and Sustainable Design Standards
The Dallas County Community College District is a proponent for energy efficient design and green buildings. Buildings have a significant impact on our environment, accounting for 1/6 of the world's freshwater use, 1/4 of the world's tree harvest, and 2/5 of the world's materials produced. Learn more about DCCCD Sustainable Design standards on the DCCCD Facilities Management and Planning web site.
North Lake College has three LEED Certified buildings on the Central Campus. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a program of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) that certifies buildings in eight different categories:
(1) Location & Transportation
(2) Sustainable Landscaping
(3) Water Efficiency
(4) Energy & Atmosphere
(5) Materials & resources
(6) Indoor Environmental Quality
(8) Regional Priority
The Science Building was certified as LEED Silver in 2010 under version 2.2 standards for commercial interiors and scored a 35 out of 69 possible points in the following categories:
Please visit the USGBC LEED Scorecard of the Science Building to learn more about its green features.
The Student Life Center was certified as LEED Silver in 2013 under version 2.0 standards for commercial interiors and scored 28 out of 57 possible points in the following categories:
The Continuing Education & Workforce Development Center was certified as LEED Minimum in 2009 under version 2.0 standards for commercial interiors and scored 24 out of 57 possible points in the following categories: