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Crowder College Recognized for Use of Clean Energy

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

Some big news for Crowder College today.

The "Missouri Alternative and Renewable Energy Technology Center (MARET Center)" on campus was awarded "LEED platinum status" from the "U.S. Green Building Council." 

The award was given to recognize the center as a "green building," since it creates 55-percent of the energy it requires to run on its own-- and as a unique space for laboratory learning.

Melissa Oats, MARET Center Director: "This LEED platinum award, as well as the patent that we received recently, all of those just add to our resume and really prove to our students and potential students that we are the place to go to for alternative and renewable energy technology."

There's only three buildings on community colleges in Missouri that have "LEED" status, two of which are at Crowder College.

The "MARET" center was built in 2012.

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