Posted Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

The County College of Morris has broken ground for a new Landscape and Horticultural Technology building on its campus in Randolph.

The new, 7,200 square foot facility will consist of a drafting room with dual use drafting and computer workstations, a computer lab, two “hands-on” classrooms, an administrative area, faculty offices, a conference room, restrooms and a large entry corridor for student displays.

In addition, it was designed to receive the U.S. Green Building LEED Silver Certification with sustainable features that include geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic panels on two sloped metal standing roof beams, a vegetated flat roof, recycled and recyclable building materials, a rain collection system and maximum use of natural light.

CCM President Dr. Edward Yaw said the project underscores the importance the college places on science education.

The Landscape and Horticultural Technology building is scheduled to open for the spring 2011 term, Yaw said.