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Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

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The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh has been awarded LEED Silver Certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for its building renovation.

The renovation achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Green buildings allow organizations to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them a healthier, more comfortable space to work.

“Green building standards like LEED provide third party assurance that design, construction, and building operations are completed in a way that enhance human health for all occupants, minimize environmental impact, and create economic savings through reduced operating costs,” said Jenna Cramer, Executive Director at Green Building Alliance. “Those benefits are extremely important for a place like WC&S and benefits all those they serve. The LEED certification contributes to our region’s long legacy of leadership in green building and sustainable design.”

Read the full article on PA Environmental Digest’s website.

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