U.S. Army aggressively targets LEED, green building codes

U.S. Army aggressively targets LEED, green building codes

Army Targets Aggressive LEED, Green Building Goals August 18, 2011 By Paula Meltonk This article originally appeared on BuildingGreen.com When the U.S. Army announced it was adopting the new ASHRAE 189.1 high-performance building standard, some in the green building community worried it was calling a retreat: the Army has required building to LEED Silver standards since 2006, and ASHRAE 189.1 jibes more closely with LEED at the Certified level. For now, though, the Army—which owns more than a billion square feet of building space—is not only keeping LEED Silver in addition to ASHRAE 189.1 but is also working toward net-zero energy, water, and waste at a number of its existing installations. Photo courtesy U.S. Army The Army’s high green building standards have resulted in projects like the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fairfax County, Virginia, which is targeting LEED...

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