BOISE, ID — Ada County recently received its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification with the recognition of the Assessor''s Office and the Indigent Services Department into the Civic Plaza complex from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to the Idaho Statesman.
According to the story, this marks the sixth LEED certification for the county, but the first at the Gold level.
The LEED-specific features for the Assessor''s Office and Indigent Services Department office remodel projects include: Energy Star technology; using recycled construction waste; energy-efficient lighting; and a storm water management system, the story stated.
The project was awarded "Best Green Building Project under $5 million" by the Intermountain Contractor magazine in 2008, the story noted.
A central recycling center was incorporated into the building as a way to further promote sustainability, the story added.
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