Our Green Campus
Lyndon P. Lorusso Applied Technology Building
First state-owned building in Massachusetts to receive Leadership in Environmental Engineering Design (LEEDS) certificate
The Lorusso Applied Tech building was completed in 2006, and ontains six computer lab classrooms, an open lab, a GIS lab, nine offices, two meeting rooms, and the College's administrative IT department, including repair rooms. This green building was built with alternative energy sources such as solar panels, recycled materials, designed for water conservation, and low-impact environmentally appropriate landscaping, among many characteristics to gain this unique certification.
Highly efficient energy use and the use of renewable sources where possible are key elements in the concept. Conserving water and electricity, choosing low-toxicity construction materials for the building itself, and making the indoor air quality a key consideration in designing and furnishing the facility are the general guidelines under which a building is certified.