LEED Platinum, The Basics

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Hourigan Construction is not only committed to the integrity of the structures it builds, but also to the environment on which they dwell. That’s why we are putting more emphasis on developing projects so they are LEED-certified, under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) rating system, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s new Environmental Center.

According to the (USGBC), LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

From site construction to waste disposal, Hourigan Construction believes that it is our responsibility to incorporate green building practices into our plans at every appropriate opportunity. Having constructed various LEED-certified projects, we will continue our commitment to environmental education and participation with groups like the U.S. Green Building Council and the James River Green Building Council.

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