ALBANY, NY — The Massry Center for the Arts, the newly constructed 46,000-square-foot building at The College of Saint Rose, has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the Times Union.
According to the story, the building is 48 percent more energy efficient than a conventional building, and has such green features as geothermal heating, recycled building materials and automatic dimming lights.
State Assemblyman Jack McEneny said: "This is a building that every day, like the college itself, teaches us what the future can be."
The cost of the construction was $14 million, and the The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority contributed about $150,000 towards the geothermal system, the story added.
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