27 Dec '11, 1pm

US Treasury Building's Green Investment Pays Off in LEED-Gold Rating

US Treasury Building's Green Investment Pays Off in LEED-Gold Rating

Work to make the U.S Treasury Building more resource efficient has earned the third-oldest federal building in Washington, D.C., gold-level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council . Stretching for more than two city blocks, the Treasury Building was under construction for 33 years from 1836 to 1869. (Only the White House and the U.S. Capitol are older.) The most recent changes in operations and the latest facility improvements include: • Increasing daylighting • Putting in place an advanced control and management system for HVAC • Auditing the waste stream to identify further opportunities for recycling and reducing waste • Creating a green procurement program • Enhanced metering for utilities • Better use of space The efforts have resulted in: • A 7-percent drop in electricity consumption • A 43-percent decrease in use of potable water • A 53-percent reduc...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/12/23/us-treasury-build...

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