High-Security LEED Silver

SALINAS, Calif. — The greening of corrections in California continues with a new $20 million mental health facility in Salinas, the first new state prison building to achieve LEED Silver certification.
The USGBC awarded LEED Silver certification to the 36,000-square-foot mental health treatment facility in recognition of a range of sustainability strategies and cost-saving measures, which are projected to cut water use in half and reduce energy consumption by one-third, officials say.

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USGBC Launches Initiative to Improve Building Performance

PHOENIX — Building performance was an area of emphasis at the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Greenbuild conference in November.

The USGBC recently reaffirmed its commitment to closing the gap between predicted and actual building performance levels with the launch of a new building performance initiative.

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