LEED Platinum Celebration

October 30, 2013

Holyoke, October 29, 2013 – Dignitaries and team members came together at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center facility to mark MGHPCC’s LEED® Platinum Certification from U.S. Green Building Council “First Academic Research Computing Center to Receive Highest Green Certification Level.”
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse; Norm Lamonde, U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors; Professor Michael Malone, Vice Chancellor, Research and Engagement University of Massachusetts Amherst; Michael Kearns, Director of Projects, MIT Department of Facilities; and John Goodhue, Executive Director, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, each spoke to the assembled company, recounting the evolution of the MGHPCC project from its inception to this prestigious award, its uniqueness as a multi-university collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and industrial partners, and MGHPCC’s contribution to urban renewal efforts within the City of Holyoke.
Tours of the facility and also Holyoke Gas and Electric’s neighboring hydroelectric facility complemented the ceremony.



View these and other pictures of the facility on MGHPCC's flickr page


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Photo Caption:
(Right to left) Professor Michael Malone; Vice Chancellor, Research & Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Michael Kearns; Director of Projects, MIT Department of Facilities; John Goodhue, Executive Director, MGHPCC, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse; and Norm Lamonde, U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors. Image credit: Helen Hill


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