Trio of Nebraska college buildings earn LEED gold

Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College has had three of its buildings earn LEED gold status, reports radio station U.S. 92.

The designations were for the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and Career and Academic Skills Center.

LEED is designated by the United States Green Building Council. Metro’s buildings stand beside 37 other LEED certified projects in the Omaha area. To become certified a building is evaluated for sustainability measures and building features.

Metro spokesman Derek Rayment says the school had been working on receiving the certification during the design stages of the buildings. He added that the features of sustainability in each building support the college’s goals and mission.

Sustainable features in the buildings include daylighting devices and ample efficient windows and sun screens to reduce glare and heat gain. The buildings provide real-time energy monitoring and implemented measures to reduce energy use and water consumption within.

They also have educational energy dashboards and signage so users can better understand the features.

More information about Metro’s Campus Planning and Sustainability practices can be found at


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