Military Building Designed to Meet LEED Silver Standards

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Construction on the combined headquarters for Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg, one of the state’s largest construction projects currently underway, has been completed. The building has been constructed to LEED Silver standards and will be certified as such in 2012.
The 600,000-square-foot, $302 million project will open in summer 2011.
Starting in 2013, all new buildings on military bases must attain standards set by the U.S.

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High-Security LEED Silver

SALINAS, Calif. — The greening of corrections in California continues with a new $20 million mental health facility in Salinas, the first new state prison building to achieve LEED Silver certification.
The USGBC awarded LEED Silver certification to the 36,000-square-foot mental health treatment facility in recognition of a range of sustainability strategies and cost-saving measures, which are projected to cut water use in half and reduce energy consumption by one-third, officials say.

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School Damaged by Katrina Reopens

NEW ORLEANS The recently renovated Joseph A. Craig Elementary School opened for classes in January for the first time since 2007.
The school was designed for LEED Silver certification, but administrators decided not to pursue the designation. Green features of the renovated school include high-efficiency mechanical and energy management systems, insulated windows and doors, pervious concrete, low-VOC paints, and other items.
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$94 Million UCSF Building Aims for LEED Silver

SAN FRANCISCO — Construction of a new $94.5 million Institute for Regeneration Medicine Building at University of California, San Francisco, is scheduled to begin this summer.

The 73,000-square-foot building will house the university’s regeneration program and offer space for collaboration among scientific and medical researchers.

Rafael Vinoly Architects designed the building to fit along a narrow hillside between a surface street and UCSF Medical Center. The building will be terraced and will follow the arc of the hillside.

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