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Whether you are a faculty or staff member, a student, or an individual living in thegreater Los Angeles area, we hope you usethis site for information, education resources,events, news, and more on sustainability.

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Go Green LAVC
LAVC core values contain Environmental Stewardship. We foster responsibility and pride in our campus and serve as a model of sustainability; being mindful of the impact we have on the environment as individuals and as a community.

LACCD Builds “Green”
at Valley College

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees has adopted a district-wide Sustainable Building Plan to incorporate energy-saving and environmentally friendly features into the new structures.

Buildings with more than 7,500 square feet are required to incorporate "green" standards advocated by the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) certification program.

Solar tubes on the South Gym used for heating water for the Central Plant.LACCD's trustees worked with local community members and environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club and Global Green so the plan would be both environmentally protective and fiscally responsible. Construction costs will increase but should be offset by rebates, incentives, and long-term savings through conservation of energy and water.

At Valley College, the following buildings have or will be built according to LEED™ certification standards:

  • Maintenance & Operations / Sheriff's Station
  • Allied Health & Sciences Center
  • Child & Family Complex
  • Library & Academic Resource Center
  • Student Services Building

For more information on all the green building projects in the LACCD, visit LACCD Builds Green.

 

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