COD Wins Two Green Awards in One Week!
The Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC) has awarded College of the Desert with its Professional Design Award in the category of Master Planning for the college's new campus to be located in the west end of the Coachella Valley.
The Coalition noted that “the award recognizes the COD West Valley Campus Master Plan that integrates the goals and vision of a self-sustaining campus into a physical environment and aims for the 650,000 square foot campus to become the frontier of innovation and the catalyst for the entire region of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Sustainability is the core of the holistic approach which encompasses the environmental, ecological, economic, and social aspects. The Master Plan is the result of a highly collaborative process and reflects the commitment of the College of the Desert and the City of Palm Springs visionary goals.”
The award will be presented to Steve Renew, Director of Facilities; Mac McGinnis, Program Manager from EIS Professionals; and representatives from our architects, HGA and o2 on November 13, 2012, at the annual CCFC conference in Sacramento, CA.
The second award came from Green Technology Magazine which selected College of the Desert for its Green Colleges Leadership Award in the District Category.
The award recognizes the COD Policy on Sustainability Stewardship, the Green Council, and the annual Green Council Report which was recently published.
In explaining its selection of COD, the magazine said, “The Desert Community College District has demonstrated support for green building and other green programs through passing resolutions, backing bond measures and other financial vehicles for green building projects, and for having an overall vision of sustainability that exists district-wide.”
The award will be presented to Steve Renew, Director of Facilities, on September 27, 2012, at the annual Green California Community Colleges Summit in Pasadena, CA.
For more information about College of the Desert's Sustainability Stewardship Policy, contact the Office of Business Affairs: (760) 773-2511.