When 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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