Richland’s ongoing commitment to building sustainable local and world community extends to its facilities expansions.

The Sabine Hall science building, opened in 2010, achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest LEED Platinum certification. Richland College Garland Campus achieved LEED Gold certification in 2009.

Richland College showed its green side with a campus-wide recycling rate of more than 82 percent during the spring semester, earning the grand champion prize in RecycleMania, an annual competition for college and university recycling programs.