Virginia Top 10 in Green Building

Masons Cove ElementaryWhen it comes to green building, Virginia is once again setting the pace with another top 10 ranking in states for LEED green building. After ranking No. 1 in 2012, Virginia ranked 3rd in 2013 in a survey by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and one building in the Roanoke Region was cited as a big reason why. 

Masons Cove Elementary School in Roanoke County was one of five projects mentioned in the article by Virginia Business as a reason for the state’s high ranking. Among other green initiatives, the school features a solar powered hot water tank, geothermal heating and cooling, and a water filtration system. The building is certified as a Gold LEED building by the USGBC, the second highest rating behind platinum. 

The ranking is based on per-capita square feet of LEED certified space in each state. 

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