|SUBJECT:||ACS Hach Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification|
|The Facilities Department is proud to announce that it has achieved Gold Certification for the ACS Hach building in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB O&M) program, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC is the nation's leading non-profit authority for green buildings and is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.|
The intent of LEED-EB: O&M is to provide third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
The ACS Hach building is only the second building in the District of Columbia to achieve LEED-EB: O&M Gold Certification and it is one of 40 buildings in the entire country. By achieving this certification ACS has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the environment which supports the sustainability goal set forth by the ACS Board of Directors