January 7, 2009

LEED

LEEDing the Way — is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s national green rating system for homes and commercial buildings. The new Washington Nationals team may not have a winning record, but their new stadium is a winner. It’s the first LEED certified major league stadium.

State and local governments are adopting LEED for public funded buildings. William & Mary’s newest dorms and recreation center are LEED certified, and the Prime Outlets’ new expansion may apply for certification soon.

Two county-constructed LEED projects are in the works in James County. “The first is the new community gymnasium at the Warhill Sports Complex that’s under design now, with construction to start next year.” reports JCC General Services Manager John Horne. “The second will be the new police headquarters building on Opportunity Way across from the new TNCC building.”