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High-Performance Real Estate with Existing Buildings: The Bennett Federal Building

As part of a national effort to demonstrate compliance with the EO13514 and the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance Sustainable Buildings, GSA adopted the USGBC's Volume Certification Program, utilizing standards set forth in the LEED Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system for their documentation. The Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building is located in the Central Business District within Salt Lake City and is the largest GSA owned property in Salt Lake City.

The 911 Federal Building: Paying Attention to Building Performance

After over a year of investigation and documentation, the Portland 911 Federal Office Building was able to secure funding, certification and high-performance by integrating advanced metering and retrocommissioning building systems.

Norris Cotton Federal Building

The Norris Cotton Federal Building located in Manchester, NH, is a 7-story, reinforced, concrete and steel structure with two basement parking levels. Constructed in 1976 as an energy conservation pilot, Norris Cotton FB continued it's high performance leadership through a green renovation.

 

Sustainable by Design: The NICC

In 2010, the Noblis Innovation and Collaboration Center (NICC) opened to enhance the organizations’ technological solutions and to facilitate the cooperative nature of Noblis’ public interest work.  As a responsible neighbor to the local community, and as a responsible supplier to the Federal Government, the NICC was constructed with a focus on sustainability, minimizing pollution in the local geographic region while also minimizing the footprint of Noblis’ operations on the Federal supply chain.

Centralized Filing

Filing documents is a task that all office workers struggle with. A poor filing system can lead to lost productivity when time is spent searching for relevant documents rather than focusing on work tasks. Careful analysis and good workplace design can help organizations improve the management of archival information and data.

Historically Sustainable Nakamura Courthouse

The Nakamura US District Courthouse was built in 1939. Following a rennovation, it was awarded a LEED NC certification in 2011 and LEED EBO&M certification in 2013. Its original design and construction, however, included many sustainable qualities. 

GSA Green Carpet Spec

GSA has a green carpet spec required for all owned and leased space.

U.S. Custom House in Portland, Maine

As part of a national effort to demonstrate compliance with the EO13514 and the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance Sustainable Buildings, GSA adopted the USGBC's Volume Certification Program, utilizing the LEED Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance rating system for their certifications. In the New England Region of GSA, the United States Custom House Building is part of the tenth round of federally-owned, regional buildings to participate in the program.

Philip J. Philbin Federal Building in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

As part of a national effort to demonstrate compliance with the EO13514 and the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance Sustainable Buildings, GSA adopted the USGBC's Volume Certification Program, utilizing the LEED Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance rating system for their certifications. In the New England Region of GSA, the Philip J. Philbin Federal Building is part of the ninth round of federally-owned, regional buildings to participate in the program.

LEED EB as a Check Up for LEED NC

Performing a LEED EB certification within 2 years after new LEED building occupancy helps 'solidify' practices at a LEED NC-Platinum facility.

Collaborative Knowledge Work Environments

Collaboration is perceived as a key to organizational effectiveness in an increasing number of work contexts - from service and policy making organizations to scientific research and development groups.

Connected Workplace

Like many other organizations today, Cisco came to the conclusion that their workplace environment was at odds with the way they worked. People were seldom at their desks. Meeting spaces were in short supply. Communication was ever more variable face to face, instant messaging, desk top video, phone, e-mail. And work hours shifted dramatically as the need to work globally increased. With these changes in mind, Cisco created the Connected Workplace.

Cost and Benefit of Green Cleaning

During the Seattle Courthouse's recent LEED EBO&M certification effort, cost data was made available for green cleaning products on a square footage basis.