USGBC Central Plains-area organizations recognized at Greenbuild 2016
Two organizations in the USGBC Central Plains area were recognized at Greenbuild for their sustainability achievements.
MC Realty was recognized with a 2016 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign Award. LEEP is an annual recognition of real estate owners that have achieved exceptional performance in parking facility energy reduction through high-efficiency lighting and controls. LEEP is a collaboration among the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), International Facility Management Organization (IFMA), International Parking Institute (IPI) and USGBC, in conjunction with the Department of Energy Better Buildings Alliance.
MC Realty won the Highest Percentage Energy Savings in a Retrofit at a Single Parking Structure Award, and the Exemplary Office Sector Parking Facility Award for the parking facility at Poindexter Garage.
David Smart (center) of KC’s BioStar Lighting, which collaborated on the project, accepts the award on behalf of MC Realty.
Johnson County Community College
Johnson County Community College (JCCC) was also recognized at Greenbuild 2016. JCCC was a winner of a Center for Green Schools and Second Nature 2016 Climate Leadership Award, which recognizes innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability, climate change mitigation and resilience.
This year’s recipients show leadership through practices, partnerships and initiatives designed to tackle some of the greatest modern challenges. Examples of their commitments include the ongoing pursuit of green building practices; the development of a campus culture that embraces local sourcing; alternative transportation methods; innovative partnerships with their surrounding communities; and cultivation of a sense of individual responsibility among students, faculty and staff.
Jay Antle, Executive Director, JCCC Center for Sustainability (second from right), and Barbara Larson, Ex VP of Finance and Administration (far right) accep the award on behalf of JCCC.
JCCC won in the Two-Year Institution category and was commended for its dedication to cutting consumption and improving operational efficiencies, as well as its passion for engaging the community—operating as a living lab for students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.
Watch a video about JCCC’s efforts: