HVAC Breaking News

Nov. 23, 2010: GSA to Require LEED Gold Standard for New Federal Buildings, Major Renovations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is upgrading the requirement for new federal building construction from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver to LEED Gold certification. The new requirement will also apply to major renovation projects.

GSA announced that the higher rating would be reflected in its Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service by the end of calendar year 2010. For projects funded prior to fiscal year 2010 that are now being designed, GSA is requiring that LEED Gold prerequisites and other specific requirements be incorporated into ongoing designs whenever possible after considering budget and schedule constraints.

For GSA’s leased properties, the requirement remains at the LEED Silver certification for new construction lease projects of 10,000 square feet or more. For leases in existing buildings, LEED for commercial interiors is optional at the request of the tenant agencies. GSA administers more than 361 million square feet of space in 9,600 federally owned and leased facilities.

For more information, visit gsa.gov/sustainabledesign.

Publication date: 11/22/2010

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 05-25-15 cover

2015 May 25

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Legislation and Regulation

What legislative/regulatory issue is most important to you as a HVAC business owner?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

2015.jpg
2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con