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HGTC Receives Culinary Arts Silver LEED Award

HGTC Receives Culinary Arts Silver LEED Award

(Myrtle Beach, SC) 09/23/2020

HGTC presented award

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) proudly received the Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Award for the International Culinary Institute (ICI) of Myrtle Beach. The award was presented on behalf of the US Green Building Council for achieving the silver certification under the LEED 2009 New Construction and Major Renovations rating system. Mozingo+ Wallace were the architects and the design force behind this award.

“We are very pleased to recognize the HGTC International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach on this impressive achievement in appreciation of HGTC’s participation in LEED,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, US Green Building Council and Green Business Certification, Inc. “We congratulate ICI on earning the LEED certification, and thank HGTC for its commitment to our common goal of building a healthy, sustainable future.”

“I’m proud of this accomplishment and the way HGTC demonstrates leadership in transforming the building industry,” said Dr. Marilyn Murph Fore, HGTC President. “We are teaching students at ICI social responsibility and how to turn a passion for food into a passion for sustainability.”

The HGTC International Culinary Institute located at 920 Crabtree Lane in Myrtle Beach offers associate degrees in culinary arts technology and baking and pastry arts, as well as certificates in kitchen and food preparation techniques, and professional cooking.

“We have been committed to sustainability from the beginning. Having this LEED certification identifies the ICI as a showcase example of sustainability and signifies our success in reaching that goal,” said Joe Bonaparte, Executive Director for the ICI.

The doors opened to the $15 million state-of-the-art facility in 2017 on the Grand Strand Campus.