McLennan Community College

Emergency Services Education Center

LEED Platinum Pending - $14,050,459 Budget

Size: 49,064 sq. ft.        Cost Premium: 6%

Projected Energy Cost Savings: 37%

The Emergency Services Education Center (ESEC) is striving to receive a platinum rating (the highest rating) by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Buildings Rating System. Among the things EMA has included in the building in order to gain LEED Platinum certification are PV system to supply 12.5% of electric needs, rainwater collection system for toilets and urinal flushing, geothermal heat pumps, night friendly outdoor lighting, high efficiency geo-thermal HVAC system, and high efficiency T5 lighting.

Real Estate & Construction Review-Southwest has selected the ESEC from more than 2,500 projects as a Green Building of America Award-winning project. The building will be highlighted as a case study in a special “Green Success Stories” edition of the publication explaining how the school, architects, contractors and consultants worked together to design and build this sustainable facility.

The ESEC represents a partnership between MCC, the city of Waco and McLennan County, serves all fire, law enforcement and EMS professionals in McLennan County. The building also houses MCC’s criminal justice, forensic science, and emergency medical services programs, as well as the law enforcement and fire academies. It includes 10 smart classrooms equipped with an instructor podium/cart set with a computer and audiovisual equipment, as well as EMS and forensic science labs, faculty offices, conference/library room, computer lab, student commons area, six-story burn tower, l weight room and take-down/exercise room.

Sid Ross, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
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