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Navy Facility Awarded LEED-EB Silver Certification
January 22, 2010

According to information from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Building 1100 was awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Silver certification under their Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) Program.

The building, home to the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NAVFAC ESC), becomes the first naval facility to earn the prestigious award. The certification recognizes facilities that have incorporated green building strategies in construction, operation and, in the case of existing structures, renovation.

Attaining the LEED-EB Silver certification will mean significant energy cost savings during the short term and over the service life of the building.

The LEED-EB Silver certification was achieved by the work of NAVFAC ESC’s LEED Team, a cross-disciplinary group of mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineers drawn from multiple NAVFAC business lines. The team quickly identified and implemented at least 40 opportunities to earn LEED-EB credits, and conducted positive actions to improve the building and its operations in the scored LEED-EB categories.

The environmental, social and economic benefits make the attainment of LEED-EB highly desirable. Building 1100 is the first of many military facilities to seek LEED certification, and the lessons learned in this process will be shared throughout the Navy and NAVFAC enterprises.

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