McLennan Community College

Science Building

LEED Gold Pending - $27,889,432 Budget

Size: 102,000 sq.ft        Cost Premium: 4%

Projected Energy Cost Savings: 37%

The Science Building is expected to receive a gold rating by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Among the things EMA has included in the building in order to gain LEED certification are solar powered water features, reflective roof, energy recovery system, environmentally friendly flooring, low-flow water fixtures, dual-flush toilets and recycled wood products. Also, rainwater will be collected into storage tanks for use in outdoor water features. This is the most technologically up-to-date building on campus that also features an aggressive strategy in energy recovery for the 100% outside air HVAC system for the laboratories.

At 102,000 square feet, the Science Building is the largest building on campus and gives space to the biology, chemistry, geology/environmental science, medical laboratory technology and physics departments. The building includes classrooms, labs, offices, a greenhouse, a museum and aquarium, and an outdoor classroom.

Reference:
Sid Ross, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
254-299-8849 / sross@mclennan.edu