Northern Essex Community College's El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center is LEED-Silver Certified
LAWRENCE, MA — The El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center at Northern Essex Community College is now LEED-Silver certified. The new facility combines a range of specialized teaching labs, general classrooms, and the College's Career Planning & Advising Center. Drawing on green design principles, our approach sought to create invigorating and healthy environments or learning, and make the Center a magnet for student activity throughout the day.
Green design strategies include maximizing daylighting in all learning spaces, offices and common areas. A high thermal performance envelope and sun shading systems on the south facade balances access to natural light and solar heat gain and glare. The building's electrical power system is separately metered for lighting, computer and receptacle power, and HVAC power, providing the facility manager with itemized performance data. Read more about the El-Hefni Center and learn more about our sustainable design methodology.