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Redesigned "LACCD Builds Green" Website Launched

 

(August 26, 2009) LOS ANGELES, CA – The website for the Los Angeles Community College District's environmentally responsible building program, www.laccdbuildsgreen.org, has undergone a dramatic redesign. The site's new look will better showcase the $6 billion in modernization projects taking place at the District's nine colleges.  

The website now gives more emphasis to photos and videos, and is easier to search.  It features the latest information on projects at the nine colleges, including an extensive photo and video gallery, and a news section.  

 “This site sets a new standard for the LACCD and its online presence,” said Georgia L. Mercer, vice president of the LACCD Board of Trustees.  “We have moved beyond merely providing necessary information and, instead, are giving people the chance to truly experience the excitement happening on our campuses.”  

In addition to providing information about the modernization effort -- which also is known as the LACCD's Sustainable Building Program -- the site has these new tools and elements:

  • Web-exclusive feature stories and profiles on signature programs and people at the District;
  • Access to presentations and reference materials;
  • An extensive gallery with photos of campus events, new buildings and the latest construction – all searchable by keywords;
  • A video gallery that includes documentary-style pieces as well as exclusive video features – all searchable by keywords;
  • A comprehensive news area with searchable news releases and project fact sheets;
  • Information on intern and training programs, as well as green courses offered by the colleges;
  • Opportunities for visitors to sign up for a building program newsletter or for news releases, as well as for information about the LACCD speakers' bureau 

 “The real beauty of the new site is its ability to expand and evolve in collaboration with our sustainable construction efforts,” said Larry Eisenberg, executive director of LACCD Facilities Planning and Development. “That is something we have not been able to do online in the past and it marks a significant step forward in our efforts to tell the community about our program."


About the LACCD Sustainable Building Program

With more than $6 billion to modernize its nine colleges, the LACCD Sustainable Building Program is one of the nation’s largest green construction efforts. For more information on the program and a list of awards the District has received for its environmentally responsible projects, visit www.laccdbuildsgreen.org. 

 
 

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