28 Feb '12, 4pm

Army To Continue Pursuing LEED Gold and Platinum (via @chrischeatham)

Email This Print Comments Trackbacks Share Link I had been hearing whispers that the Army planned to ignore the recently-enacted LEED ban, and now we have proof. Back in December 2011, GBLU reported on legislation that banned the Department of Defense from pursuing LEED Gold or Platinum certification . As reported by BuildingGreen , despite the new law, the Army is reiterating its commitment to LEED certification: In a call with reporters yesterday, [Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary], reiterated the Army's commitment to net-zero and LEED and gave an update about some of the progress that's already been made. "We're finding it does not cost more to design and construct to LEED" standards, Hammack said. How can the Army continue to build to LEED Gold and Platinum? The BuildingGreen article does a great job explaining the loophole included in the legislation: The legisl...

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