District News Releases - Ohlone College President's Office
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Office of Public Information
Ohlone Community College District
For Immediate Release:
Ohlone College Gets LEED Gold for new Student Services Building
Fremont, CA—For the second time, Ohlone College has received LEED Certification for a new building. The new Student Services Center 45000 gross square feet, was completed in June 2009 and opened for use prior to the fall 2009 semester. Before construction of the new building, services were located in more than one building on campus. The new building was designed to consolidate all services for students into one facility, where students could get assistance with registration, financial aid, transcripts, health care and other services.
In August 2008 the new Ohlone College campus in Newark, the Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, received LEED Platinum certification for environmentally sustainable building. Dr. Gari Browning, President of Ohlone College said, “Ohlone College is proud of its second LEED certified building. Again Ohlone has demonstrated fiscal and environmental responsibility in our use of bond funds, building a better college for our community.” Both projects were funded by the Measure A Bond approved in 2002.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the recognized industry standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED certification demonstrates measurable design and construction practices that reduces the negative environmental impacts of buildings, improves occupant health and well-being, and saves money on energy consumption once the building is in use.
According to a website at M. Landman.com the Ohlone College Student Services Center is the third LEED Certified building for Fremont, and the only building with Gold Certification. The project was designed by tBP/Architecture and constructed by SJ Amoroso Construction Company.
For more information on Ohlone College visit www.ohlone.edu or contact the Office of College Advancement at 510.979.7941.