WINSTON-SALEM (March 30, 2017)
Randolph Community College’s Continuing Education and Industrial Center was honored with The Innovator Award, part of the Piedmont Triad 2017 Sustainable Leadership Awards, at a ceremony held by the U.S. Green Building Council North Carolina on March 16 at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.
Cindi Goodwin (left), RCC director of facilities operations, and Scott Ennis, mechanical engineer with Progressive Design Collaborative of Raleigh, accepted the Innovator Award from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Innovator Award seeks to recognize an innovative solution to a green building problem, including existing, new or renovated buildings, systems or operations.
RCC shares this award with Scott Ennis, PE, a mechanical engineer with Progressive Design Collaborative of Raleigh, which submitted the nomination. Progressive Design was the engineering firm for the CEIC project.
Ennis and Cindi Goodwin, director of facilities operations for Randolph Community College, attended the ceremony and accepted the award. The trophy will be placed in the lobby of the CEIC.
The Continuing Education and Industrial Center became the first LEED Gold Certified building in Randolph County in June 2013. It was also named one of the Top 10 Best Managed and Administered Construction Projects by the State Construction Office in 2014.
The CEIC, which opened in January 2013, houses the Gene Haas Computer-Integrated Machining Institute; the JB and Claire Davis Corporate Training Center; classroom and lab space for Electrical Systems Technology and Mechatronics Engineering Technology programs; the College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division; and the Small Business Center. The building was a former Klaussner furniture warehouse.