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USGBC headquarters receives LEED Platinum certification

July 23, 2009
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WASHINGTON — The new headquarters of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Platinum level, according to Jetson Green.
The two-level, 75,000-square-foot building, which is triple the size of the previous USGBC headquarters, is the first project to be certified at the Platinum level under the latest version of LEED, the story stated.
Sustainable aspects of the property include: The use of gumwood salvaged from the Tennessee River; floor-to-ceiling glass windows for abundant natural lighting; an electronic window shade system to control sunlight during peak brightness hours; and efficient fixtures and appliances that reduce water and energy consumption by 40 percent and 50 percent, respectively, the story noted.
The project team included architecture firm Envision Design, engineering firm GHT Limited Consulting Engineers and construction firm James G. Davis Construction Corporation, the story added.
To view the LEED scorecard for this project, click here.
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