Two Camp LeJeune Centers Earn Gold and Platinum Designation
(Columbia, SC) — Every day is Earth Day at ENVIRO AgScience. The construction and landscape firm takes its commitment to environmental sustainability and design seriously all year long as evidenced by the two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certifications it earned.
ENVIRO’s French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, earned a Platinum LEED® Platinum certification from the Green Building Certification Institute. The 678 person dining facility is the first Platinum certification at Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune and one of only eight LEED® Platinum dining facilities nationwide. The project achieved all 10 points for the “Optimize Energy Performance” credit with a modeled energy savings of 54.6%, which exceeds the requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 of 30 percent.
In 2012, ENVIRO earned a Gold LEED® certification for its MCIEAST Pre-Trial Detention Center, also on Camp LeJeune. The 75-bed pre-trial confinement project was built with an emphasis on reducing energy, water consumption and waste recycling during construction. The MCIEAST PreTrial Detention Center is also the military’s first LEED® Gold jail.
“We are proud to have worked with the Navy to develop strategies to incorporate energy and water consumption into a design that also met their security and impact resistance requirements,” said ENVIRO president, Dr. Louis Lynn. “Our commitment to the environment is part of the civic rent we pay as good corporate citizens.”
LEED® is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. LEED® certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy. Additional information on LEED® can be found at http://www.usgbc.org/leed.