As states and local jurisdictions move toward more efficient building codes, the manufacturers of construction materials have been developing and improving products to meet new standards.
You may not have heard of Fort Carson, Colo., but the Army post, established in 1942, has quietly hit LEED Gold—and Platinum—many times over.
What started out as a path to Silver, turned out to be an opportunity for Platinum certification for a new Aviation Support Battalion Hangar at Fort Carson in Colorado. As the design process moved forward, it was evident that Silver could be easily obtained, and additional credits were within reach for a Gold certified facility.
A new public building provides a unique opportunity to reach out into the community. Cincinnati worked with residents to design its Police HQ.
Built as a sustainable, energy-efficient, and environment-friendly facility meeting LEED Platinum requirements, the new Cincinnati District 3 Police Station is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes.