19 Aug '12, 9am

U.S. Army Deploys LEED Standards to Help Wounded Soldiers Recuperate

U.S. Army Deploys LEED Standards to Help Wounded Soldiers Recuperate

Health and wellness have always been key elements in green construction. That’s especially true of health services buildings, and a new U.S. Army project neatly illustrates how LEED standards could improve the well being of people who use LEED-certified buildings. The project in question is the U.S. Army’s Soldier in Transition Campus under construction at Fort Eustis, in Virginia. As part of the Pentagon’s sustainability strategy , the Army has been applying LEED construction standards to its facilities and the new campus showcases the Army’s ability to shoehorn multiple water and energy conservation strategies into one project. More importantly, it could serve as a model for using LEED-oriented design to improve the effectiveness of health care services. Consolidating for sustainability and wellness, too The new campus is a bit more modest than the Army’s recent $1 billi...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/08/army-deploys-leed-sta...

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