Rockville Science building 1

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The new Rockville Campus Science Center received a Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. It is a high energy performance building that saves approximately 39% per year in energy costs over traditional code compliant buildings. For more information on the building, click here.

Montgomery College began its green building program in the early 1970s in response to the “energy crisis” and partnered with the Department of Energy in completing energy audits and performing energy conservation retrofits.  The College pioneered energy efficient building design when it expanded to its Germantown Campus in the late 1970s and early 1980s by incorporating high performance design features such as efficient envelopes(walls, windows, roof, shading devices) and whole building solar thermal systems as the heat source for high performance water source heat pump systems.

For more information on the college’s green building practices go to the college’s Green Building Design website