Certification at this level from the U.S. Green Building Council for this new $40 million green building, located in Valhalla, New York, is a first for Westchester County. The Gateway Center is a 70,000-square-foot, three-story, V-shaped building that includes classrooms, seminar rooms, a lecture hall, computer labs, and language labs for ESL students.
The Gateway Center makes use of astructural steel framing system, masonry and a cold metal framing exterior wall with a vapor barrier, an architectural stone cladding façade, and a glass curtain wall — all of which incorporates sustainable and low-impact development techniques and technologies. The building was designed by Ennead Architects.
Sustainable building elements include construction waste diverted from the landfill, a sustainable storm water management system, the use of low-mercury light bulbs and indoor air quality monitoring. More information on the project is available from the general contractor on the project, STV.