Sustainability Innovation Award Received for New Building

The Collins College was Honored in the Category of Health and Well-Being

Sustainability Innovation Award

The United States Green Building Council’s Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) has awarded The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona with this year’s Sustainability Innovation Award in the category of Health and Well-being for its LEED Gold certified academic building – the college’s Phase III Project, known as Building 80 on campus. The award assesses the achievements of a building project based on sustainable approaches that exhibit high performance by surpassing the LEED credit accomplishment. Jurors determined that this project goes well above and beyond the standardized rating system requirements as well as code and exhibited excellence in design and construction.

“We are truly honored and exhilarated to have been selected,” says Project Manager Andrew Naranjo. “It signifies another major milestone accomplished in this project by further validating the sustainability commitment that The Collins College of Hospitality Management continues to make to the campus community.”

The project and project team, consisting of The Collins College of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly Pomona’s Facilities Planning Design and Construction, HMC Architects, GLUMAC, and Gilbane Construction, will be recognized at the USGBC-LA’s 13th Annual Green Gala on November 30, 2017 in Los Angeles. The prestigious industry event draws more than 500 of the region’s green building leaders.

“The Collins College puts its students’ health and well-being at the forefront of all of its efforts,” says Dean Lea Dopson. “We are dedicated to continuously improving our high-tech and sustainable learning environment for students to thrive.”

Completed in 2015, the 12,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility consists of natural day-lighted lecture rooms, instructional support rooms, student commons, a grab ‘n go café, as well as natural ventilated offices, a conference room, and group study rooms. In addition, the facility features low e-glass windows, energy efficient mechanical systems, LED lighting throughout, as well as drought tolerant landscaping. For more information about the project, which was generously funded by private donations from long-time supporters of The Collins College of Hospitality Management, click here.