MCC Building Gets LEED Gold - Learn How Mesa Green Buildings get LEED Certified


Defining a Green Building
As green building techniques continue to be encouraged and developed, a rating system is important to ensure that structures can be measured accurately and compared fairly to each other. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).sed a scoring method to rate just how green a building is constructed or renovated. That rating system, called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), is now the industry standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Achieving LEED certification is one of the best ways to demonstrate that your building project is truly "green."

The LEED rating system is designed to promote design and construction practices that increase profitability while reducing the negative environmental impacts of buildings and improving occupant health and well-being. Strategies are aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types - commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle - design and construction, operations and maintenance, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.

Who's Who in Mesa when it comes to LEED Certification? Here's a listing we found at the U.S. Green Building Council site:

Certified:

  • ASU East Interdisciplinary Science and Tech - Gold
  • MCC SW Physical Sciences Building - Gold


Registered
(meaning they are awaiting certification approval):

  • City of Mesa Fire Station 219
  • City of Mesa Fire Station 220
  • ASU Polytech Buildings
  • CGCC Williams - Engel Hall
  • MCC New Multi-Use Building
  • MCC Nursing and Exercise Building
  • Polytechnic Center of Educational Innovation
  • SuperstitionFarm.com Store
  • Waxie Warehouse

 

Rendering of the New MCC Multi-Use Building

Rendering of the New MCC Multi-Use Building

 

MCC SW Physical Sciences Building

MCC SW Physical Sciences Building

 

Note: Please let us know if we have not listed your project on our site (conservation.info@mesaaz.gov)

 

 

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