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CCCC-Chatham launches new green degree

08.09.2010Admin, Faculty & StaffCollege GeneralCurriculum Programs

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CCCC-Chatham launches new green degree

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Workmen plant the vegetative roof on Central Carolina Community Collegeís new 17,300-square-foot Sustainable Technologies Center at the collegeís Chatham County Campus, in Pittsboro. The Center will house the collegeís new Sustainability Technologies degree program as well as the degree programs in Alternative Energy Technology: Biofuels and Sustainable Agriculture and diploma and certificate programs in eco-tourism, organic culinary arts (natural chef), and green building/weatherization. The Center itself is an example of sustainable building, with solar panels (back, left) to heat the water used by the facility and a water recycling system. The roof, planted with sedum, a drought-resistant succulent, will reduce heat radiation, insulate, decrease water run-off, and provide a habitat for birds and insects. The Center, designed by Cherry Huffman Architects, of Raleigh, will receive at least a Gold Level certification from the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for energy efficient design and construction. 

CCCC-Chatham launches new green degree

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Central Carolina Community Collegeís new 17,300-square-foot Sustainable Technologies Center on the Chatham County Campus, in Pittsboro, will house the collegeís new Associate in Applied Science in Sustainability Technologies degree program as well as the degree programs in Alternative Energy Technology: Biofuels and Sustainable Agriculture and diploma and certificate programs in eco-tourism, organic culinary arts, and green building/weatherization. The Center itself is an example of sustainable building, with solar panels on the roof to heat the water used by the facility and a water recycling system. The roof, planted with sedum, a drought-resistant succulent, will reduce heat radiation, insulate, decrease water run-off, and provide a habitat for birds and insects. The Center, designed by Cherry Huffman Architects, of Raleigh, will receive at least a Gold Level certification from the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for energy efficient design and construction. 

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