Maine’s First State Facility Receives LEED Certification

College Planning and Management 

Oct 01, 2005.

The recently expanded and renovated John Mitchell Center at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, designed by Harriman Associates, has received LEED certification from the USGBC. The University of Southern Maine serves 11,089 students with campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn. The Mitchell Center is the first stateowned building to receive certification and only the second LEED-certified building in the state. The John Mitchell Center, named after a former professor emeritus who was a national leader in industrial education, focuses on providing education programs, consulting, product testing and related services needed to grow the manufacturing, construction, electronics and information technology industries in Maine.“Science and technology programs are critical to the region if we are to further Maine’s economy,” said John Wright, dean of the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (ASET). Read Full Article >