Ithaca College - Peggy Ryan Williams Center Project Receives LEED Platinum Certification
Monday, January 24, 2011
ITHACA, NY — The U.S. Green Building Council has granted LEED Platinum certification — the highest possible standard — to the Peggy Ryan Williams Center at Ithaca College. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
The Peggy Ryan Williams Center was designed by HOLT Architects and built by Christa Construction to incorporate the highest of sustainability principles. Opened in the fall of 2009, it houses the Office of the President and other senior administration, Office of Human Resources, Division of Enrollment and Communication, and Division of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Over 50% of the building’s energy comes from renewable sources, with a geothermal system using the Earth’s relatively consistent temperature to provide heating and cooling. Other sustainable features of the building include:
Source: Ithaca College. To view the Press Release in it's entirety, please click here.