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CCCC joins other institutions to fight global warming

03.31.2010Admin, Faculty & StaffCollege & CommunityFacilities/Buildings

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CCCC joins other institutions to fight global warming

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Central Carolina Community College has joined two higher education leadership groups to advance the incorporation of sustainability principles at its campuses. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the American College & University Presidentsí Climate Commitment both have goals for member institutions to incorporate to improve the environment at their campuses and to fight global warming. CCCC is already a leader in this field with its sustainability education programs. In addition, it will soon have three new energy-efficient buildings, including the new Chatham Community Library (pictured), at its Chatham County Campus. The library is being built to receive, at least, the LEED Silver certification for energy efficiency and design from the U.S. Green Building Council. Completion is scheduled for the fall.

CCCC joins other institutions to fight global warming

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Central Carolina Community College green building students install a photovoltaic system at the sustainable agriculture student farm at the collegeís Chatham County Campus, in Pittsboro. The energy-efficient PV system will provide electrical power for the farm. The college, a leader in sustainability training, has joined two higher education leadership groups to advance the incorporation of sustainability principles at its campuses. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the American College & University Presidentsí Climate Commitment both have goals for member institutions to incorporate to improve the environment at their campuses and to fight global warming. 

CCCC joins other institutions to fight global warming

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Central Carolina Community College has joined two higher education leadership groups to advance the incorporation of sustainability principles at its campuses. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the American College & University Presidentsí Climate Commitment both have goals for member institutions to incorporate to improve the environment at their campuses and to fight global warming. CCCC is already a leader in this field with its sustainability education programs. In addition, it will soon have three new energy-efficient buildings in Chatham County, including the Sustainable Technologies Building (pictured), which will have a green and growing roof. The roof will last about twice as long as a conventional roof and also improve storm water management and air quality, and preserve habitat and biodiversity. It is scheduled for completion by the fall.

CCCC joins other institutions to fight global warming

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Central Carolina Community College has joined two higher education leadership groups to advance the incorporation of sustainability principles at its campuses. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the American College & University Presidentsí Climate Commitment both have goals for member institutions to incorporate to improve the environment at their campuses and to fight global warming. CCCC is already a leader in this field with its sustainability education programs. In addition, it will soon have three new energy-efficient buildings, including its new Siler City Center (pictured). The center is designed to receive, at least, the LEED Silver certification for energy efficiency and design from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is scheduled for completion by the fall.

CCCC joins other institutions to fight global warming

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Central Carolina Community College has joined two higher education leadership groups to advance the incorporation of sustainability principles at its campuses. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the American College & University Presidentsí Climate Commitment both have goals for member institutions to incorporate to improve the environment at their campuses and to fight global warming. CCCC is already a leader in this field with its sustainability education programs. In addition, it will soon have three new energy-efficient buildings, including the new Chatham Community Library (pictured) being built at its Chatham County Campus. The library will receive the LEED Silver (or higher) certification for energy efficiency and design from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is scheduled for completion by the fall.

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