Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011
Rock Valley College was honored for best practices at the 2011 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards luncheon in Champaign on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
RVC was recognized for the Physical Education Center (PEC) renovation project that was completed in late 2009. Through the renovation, the PEC is the first LEED Gold Certified facility in Winnebago County, and the first Illinois community college facility to achieve Gold Level Certification.
Rock Valley College has a sustainability committee that promotes many sustainable efforts which include offering credit and non-credit classes, recycling efforts and partnerships with community groups.
For years the college has maintained a strong commitment to sustainability in its renovations and new construction, as well as daily operations.
Read the formal release here: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/govs_awards_docs/2011%20Gov%20Sustainability%20Award%20winners.pdf