Standing tall at the corner of Grand and First streets, the 87,000 square foot Kaplan Hall opened for classes on January 19, 2014. The new three-story building houses a bevy of classrooms and science laboratories, as well as a two-story library, a one-stop center for all student services, a cybercafé where students can mingle, and office space for faculty members and administrators. Kaplan Hall is also registered with the US Green Building Council and includes many environmentally friendly features both internally and externally.
This state-of-the art urban campus demonstrates the College’s dual commitment to education and sustainability. Kaplan Hall has become the first building – public or private – in Orange County, NY to be awarded LEED® Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council. Only two other community colleges in New York – Monroe and Hudson Valley – have LEED certified buildings.
Selux is proud to be a part of this commitment as we also strive to support and develop green technology products and practices. We work toward continually creating more energy efficient and eco-friendly luminaires as a member of the US Green Building Council. Selux Saturn 3 luminaries and bollards were the exterior lighting of choice for this project.