February 06, 2019 Janices General News, Sustainability/LEED®

Virginia Ranks Number 8 in the US Green Building Council (USGBC) annual list of Top 10 States for LEED

HBA understands the impact facilities and vehicles can have on the environment, we strive to implement sustainable design strategies and methodologies wherever possible.

Our holistic, integrated design approach results in healthy, safe, productive, cost effective and sustainable facilities. We strive to create skillful, thoughtful, and sensitive designs that withstand the test of time. HBA’s staff includes four LEED® Accredited Professionals who, from initial concept development, identify and incorporate sustainable design strategies for site planning, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Many of HBA’s current projects incorporate green building practices and strategies. We have sustainable design projects in all phases that have been, or are seeking USGBC LEED® Certification. Though not all of our projects seek LEED® Certification, most of them are designed to LEED® standards, giving the Owner the option to register and gain certification.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. Illinois topped the list, which ranks states based on the number of LEED certified square feet per person. The Top 10 states for LEED are home to 128 million Americans and together include more than 468 million gross square feet of LEED-certified space. Buildings that are LEED-certified create healthier spaces for people, as well as use less energy and water, reduce carbon emissions and save money for families, businesses and taxpayers.


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