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State dedicates first LEED-certified prison building

February 26, 2010
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SOLEDAD, CA — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will dedicate the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building in the state prison system, according to the Salinas Californian.

According to the story, the building, a mental health treatment center, will be dedicated in a ceremony on Tuesday next week at its location at the Salinas Valley State Prison.

The 36,500-square-foot facility will be used for housing and to provide inmates with inpatient care, and will use 50 percent less water and one-third of the energy as a traditional mental health facility, the story stated.

The prison is located in Soledad, California, the story added.

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