Five years ago, the issue of sustainability or going green wasn’t high on the radar of the students or employees at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. These days, the buildings, the classes, and even the students are green.
“The college has embraced sustainability, integrating it across all aspects of what we do – college operations, curriculum, and student life,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, CGCC’s interim president. “We are re-examining everything we do through a new filter, asking ourselves how we can do it better, smarter, and greener.”
The college is taking a holistic approach to sustainability, Lujan said, starting with college facilities. CGCC has committed to building all new facilities to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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