GSA Raises LEED Requirements

WASHINGTON — The United States General Services Administration announced that it now requires all new federal buildings and substantial renovation projects funded before fiscal year 2010 to earn a minimum of LEED Gold certification. Previously, federal buildings had to be LEED Silver certified at most.
"Sustainable, better-performing federal buildings can significantly contribute to reducing the government’s environmental footprint," says Robert Peck, GSA’s Public Buildings Service commissioner.

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