Nassau Community College’s new $40 million Life Sciences building is the College’s first “green” building. Green aspects of the building include natural lighting and landscaping, use of recycled copper panels on the building’s exterior and incorporated smart boards and wireless technology throughout. The 74,000 square-foot building is located adjacent to the cluster buildings on the north end of campus. Construction began in the spring of 2010, and the building was officially online Fall 2012. Housing the Nursing and Chemistry departments, the building will benefit more than 1,300 students annually.The “U-shaped" Life Sciences building features laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices, conference spaces, computer labs and group study spaces and the interior of the U has an open-air courtyard. The new Life Sciences building will set the standard for all future new construction and renovation on campus.