Center for Communication and Creative Media (CCM) Project
Center for Communication and Creative and Media (CCM) Project
The Center for Communication and Creative Media Project consists of renovations to the existing Hauke Center and Alumni Auditorium plus an addition of 49,310 GSF for a total of 87,187 GSF. This facility houses the new Center for Creative Media, as well as exhibit space, dining hall and kitchen facilities, classrooms, offices and support for transit, bookstore, mail and copy services. Consistent with its mission to embrace sustainable technologies in the design, construction and operation of its campus facilities, the College expanded its use of geothermal energy to heat and cool the new CCM building. The Project includes an extension of its geothermal infrastructure (well head production and piping) to accomplish this goal. Champlain College has set a 'green' design goal on this project of achieving Three Globes under the Green Globes rating system. This third party certification program is run by The Green Building Initiative. Positioned as an alternative to USGBC's LEED program, it uses a checklist approach, granting projects points for areas in which they exceed standard industry practice. To our knowledge, this will be the first Green Globes project within Vermont. A rating of Three Globes is viewed to be similar to a Gold target under the LEED system.