TSA’s New Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold, 2017 Opening

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) headquarters is relocating from Arlington, Va., to Alexandria, and when the move is complete in 2017 the agency will occupy a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building.

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Virginia Hospital Receives Coveted LEED Gold Designation

HARRISONBURG, Va.— Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg is the first inpatient healthcare facility in the state of Virginia, and the second of its size in the nation to receive LEED Gold Certification, according to reports.
Dennis Coffman, director of facility planning and development at RMH, called the certification a culmination of years of dedicated work to make sure the new 630,000-square-foot hospital would meet LEED guidelines.
“We are extremely pleased to be named the first ‘green’ hospita

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Virginia School Earns Gold Certification

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new Washington-Lee High School, a public school in Arlington County, recently received LEED Gold certification — the second public school project in the state to do so.
McDonough Bolyard Peck Inc. of Fairfax, Va., provided construction management for the $85 million replacement. Grimm + Parker Architects of McLean, Va., provided design services, and Hess Construction Co. was the contractor.

U. Va. Seeks Certification for Five Buildings

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — School officials are making a commitment to have all new construction on campus qualify for LEED certification, and they currently have five projects that may do just that.

Although striving for LEED certification often leads to an increase in design fees, facilities upgrades and construction costs, school officials realized it can create a prompt payback on investment, so they made LEED a top priority in campus design.

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