WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 20, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Research Support Facility (RSF) on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. has earned its second LEED® Platinum designation for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designation was recently awarded to the 138,000-square-foot, “RSF Expansion” project. The RSF expansion added a third wing to the main office building, which was completed in 2010. In the months between the finish of the initial RSF and the start of the expansion wing, NREL’s Advanced Commercial Buildings Research team worked with the design-build team and identified strategies to reduce energy use in the RSF expansion by an additional 17 percent.
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