The neighborhood groups around the LACCD''s Northeast Satellite Campus Atwater Village location "have been active participants in the project." The college system is the first to build sustainability into its policy in response to community input. "It was the community that told us, 'We need someone who's going to be a champion and support this stuff.' Now we see it as a way to give another kind of education." The buildings will boast high-efficiency lighting, recycled-content carpets, and air-conditioning units that shut off when the windows open.
[Top image from LACC; bottom is Windows Live Local bird's eye view.]