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CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

09.21.2010College & CommunityCollege GeneralFacilities/Buildings

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CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

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Cheers broke out as George Lucier (center) Chatham County commissioner and Central Carolina Community College trustee, cut the ribbon at the Sept. 20 open house for the collegeís new 18,000-square-foot Sustainable Technologies Center and 25,000-square-foot joint county-college Chatham Community Library. Both are located at the collegeís Chatham County Campus. A crowd estimated at more than 600 attended the event. Among those taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony were Chatham County commissioners and other elected officials, CCCC President Bud Marchant and the collegeís board of trustees. CCCC Chatham Provost Karen Allen (center right) holds one end of the cut ribbon as she and the others celebrate the buildings. Both facilities are green construction and expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold level certification. 

CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

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The new Chatham Community Library was a busy place Sept. 20 as county residents, elected officials, educators and dignitaries gathered for an open house and ribbon cutting for the library and Central Carolina Community Collegeís Sustainable Technologies Center on the collegeís Chatham Campus, in Pittsboro. The 25,000-square-foot joint county-college library and the 18,000-square-foot Center are both green construction and are expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold level certification. A crowd estimated at more than 600 attended the event.

CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

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The sweeping roofline of the new Chatham Community Library at Central Carolina Community Collegeís Chatham Campus is both attractive and helps to collect rainwater. The green patio fence (right) was created by artist John Amero. On Sept. 20, Chatham County and the college celebrated the opening of the 25,000-square-foot joint county-college library and the collegeís new 18,000-square-foot Sustainable Technologies Center with a ribbon cutting and an open house. Both are environmentally friendly green construction and are expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold level certification. A crowd estimated at more than 600 attended the event. 

CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

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Solar panels and a vegetative roof on the new Sustainable Technologies Center at Central Carolina Community Collegeís Chatham County Campus are two of the buildingís many green features. It houses the collegeís sustainable programs: biofuels, sustainable agriculture, ecotourism, organic culinary arts, green building/renewable energy, and sustainability technologies. A crowd estimated at about 600 gathered Sept. 20 at the campus for a ribbon cutting and open house for the Center and the new joint county-college Chatham Community Library. The 25,000-square-foot library and the new 18,000-square-foot Center are both environmentally friendly green construction and are expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold level certification. 

CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

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The new Chatham Community Library was a busy place Sept. 20 as county residents, elected officials, educators and dignitaries gathered for an open house and ribbon cutting for the library and Central Carolina Community Collegeís Sustainable Technologies Center on the collegeís Chatham Campus, in Pittsboro. A crowd estimated at more than 600 attended the event. Art by area artists is incorporated into the design of the 25,000-square-foot joint county-college library. Roger Berkowitz, of Pittsboro, admires one of the pieces, a ceramic tiled fireplace by Siglinda Scarpa. Both the library and the 18,000-square-foot Center are green construction and are expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold level certification. 

CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

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A mural by artist Michael Brown that encourages childrenís imaginations to take flight covers the wall of the circular childrenís reading room at the new Chatham Community Library at Central Carolina Community Collegeís Chatham County Campus. The college and Chatham County celebrated the opening of the joint-use county-college library and the collegeís Sustainable Technologies Center with a Sept. 20 ribbon cutting and open house. Both facilities are green construction and expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold level certification. A crowd estimated at more than 600 attended the event.

CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

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Central Carolina Community College and Chatham County celebrated two new buildings on the collegeís Chatham County Campus, in Pittsboro, with a Sept. 20 ribbon cutting and open house. A crowd estimated at more than 600 attended the event. During the program, (from left) Chatham County Commissioner George Lucier, Board of Commissioners Chair Sally Kost, CCCC President Bud Marchant; and North Carolina State Librarian Mary Boone, applaud as Kost mentions those who helped make the new buildings a reality. Both the collegeís new 18,000-square-foot Sustainable Technologies Center and the 25,000-square-foot joint county-college Chatham Community Library are green construction and expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold level certification. 

CCCC, Chatham celebrate new green buildings

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Central Carolina Community College and Chatham County celebrated two new buildings on the collegeís Chatham County Campus, in Pittsboro, with a Sept. 20 ribbon cutting and open house. CCCC President Bud Marchant (center) welcomes the crowd of more than 600. Other speakers on the program were (from left) CCCC Board of Trustees Chair Ed Garrison, Chatham County Board of Commissioners Chair Sally Kost, Chatham County Commissioner George Lucier, North Carolina State Librarian Mary Boone, Chatham County Public Library Director Linda Clark, and CCCC Chatham Provost Karen Allen. Both the collegeís new 18,000-square-foot Sustainable Technologies Center and the 25,000-square-foot joint county-college Chatham Community Library are located at the Chatham County Campus. Both are green construction and expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design gold level certification. 

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