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World's first double-platinum LEED-certified building

August 18, 2010
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EAST LANSING, MI — The Christman Building in downtown East Lansing has become the world''s first double-platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building, according to the Ann Arbor News.
The building isn''t new; in fact, it''s been around for 82 years, well before it became the corporate headquarters for Christman Company, a construction management company, the article stated.
"We see a real synergy with our dedication to historic preservation and our dedication to green and sustainable buildings," said Steve Roznowski, the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Christman Company.
"It''s just logical for a building that''s already there and already has an embodied energy. It is a shame to waste," Roznowski added.
According to the article, the Christman Building is not only platinum certified for its core in shell — its construction — but also for its interior.
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