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Lowell's UTEC Reopens by Taking the LEED in Green Issues 11.14.12
The Lowell Sun - Sarah Favot
The timing couldn't have been better.
Gregg Croteau, executive director of the United Teen Equality Center, received an email Monday morning from the U.S. Green Building Council.
He shared the email -- which notified UTEC that it has achieved the council's highest designation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design -- with a group of more than 200 UTEC staff and supporters at Tuesday night's grand opening of the organization's newly renovated home in the former St. Paul's Church at 34 Hurd St.
"As effective yesterday at 7:24 in the morning, UTEC is LEED Platinum and, equally as important, we are the oldest -- we like to say the oldest -- greenest building in the country," Croteau said to cheers from the energized crowd.