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On August 3rd, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force held a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio to announce its fourth building achieved the distinction of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.
BRPH president and CEO, Brian Curtin, was in attendance to represent the firm and speak at the event. “The primary design strategies used to achieve LEED Gold were two-fold: reduce consumption and replace resources,” said Curtin. “By incorporating efficient lighting, mechanical and plumbing systems, the fourth building is seeing a 39 percent energy cost savings and preserving more than 135,000 gallons of water a year.”
Originally contracted to be a LEED Silver building, BRPH designed the building with maximum efficiency and went above and beyond to earn the gold certification. This was made possible by incorporating an innovative design with locally sourced building materials, including a focus on those made from recycled content, optimized energy performance from new mechanical and electrical systems and water efficient landscaping.
Click here to read more about the museum and the environmentally conscious efforts that went into the design and construction of the fourth building.