San Bernardino Valley College was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council of Los Angeles as an example of eco-friendly buildings that others should emulate. The Technical Education building, set to break ground this year, won the U.S. Green Building Council’s Sustainable Innovation Award for Honor in Energy/Operational Carbon. The award was presented in December at the 17th Annual Green Gala at Union Station in Los Angeles, and the project will be included in the 2021 EcoMapLA. Students will learn modern machining, HVAC installation and repair, water technology, and new electric automotive repairs inside this new building. Their studies will be connected visually and spatially to the outside world as a highly transparent exhibit space. The Technical Education building will be 108,000 square feet and completed in the summer of 2023. It is intended to qualify as a LEED Gold building, with a budget of $107.8 million. It will have interactive digital displays in the lobby to monitor energy, water, and carbon emissions. Right away, the building should save about $26,000 per year on the utility bill.