Delta College’s Midland Center Achieves LEED Gold

We are thrilled to share that Delta College’s new Midland Center has achieved LEED Gold level certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building rating system that provides a framework for healthy, efficient, and cost-saving buildings.

The Midland Center followed stringent guidelines set forth by LEED versions 4 and 4.1 which are widely considered the standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance. Points are given to a project based on various energy efficient measures.  The number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification it receives. Gold level certification requires achieving over 60 points out of 100.

Midland Center Project Features

In order to integrate sustainability into the design, the project team conducted site and orientation analyses as well as energy modeling throughout all phases of design. Enhanced commissioning helped to ensure systems and the building envelope were functioning as intended. The building uses approximately 40% less water compared to a typical building through the use of low flow and WaterSense labeled fixtures. The following energy efficiency measures helped to achieve an energy reduction of 40% compared to a baseline:
  • Laboratory exhaust energy recovery
  • Dedicated outdoor air system
  • High efficiency boilers
  • Variable speed fans and pumps
  • LED lighting control system

A healthy indoor environment was achieved through the use of low emitting materials, access to daylight and quality views, and highly controlled lab spaces with exhaust hoods. The Midland Center project used more than 75 materials with product declarations, more than 50 products with ingredient reports, and over 42% of materials were made from recycled materials or wood products. During construction, the project reduced the amount of waste sent to landfill by 65%.

Congratulations to Delta College on this incredible project!

AIA 2030 Commitment

At TowerPinkster, we have been striving towards a more sustainable future for decades, as well as working to be positive stewards of our collective natural resources. One way we’re doing this is as a co-signer of the AIA’s 2030 Commitment. You can read more about it here.