Friday, January 16, 2015

Cooper Carry-Designed Scott Building in DC Earns LEED Platinum Status

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Cooper Carry-designed Scott Building, situated on the Historic Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) Campus in Washington, D.C., just recently achieved LEED Platinum status, making it the first LEED Platinum certified healthcare facility in the mid-Atlantic area (based on projects listed in the USGBC-LEED database).

This is a big deal for veterans in the D.C. area. Healthcare facilities rarely reach LEED Platinum certification because their daily operations generate such high amounts of energy, which makes it hard to qualify for LEED’s energy saving standards.

In collaboration with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Cooper Carry retrofitted sustainable features to benefit the wellness of the veterans and reduce costs. Their design resulted in a 38 percent energy reduction relative to the baseline.

The Scott Building offers a multitude of uses for aging veterans and their families including 36 skilled care nursing rooms, 24 rooms for memory support, a commercial kitchen, dining room, health and wellness center, an artist colony and more.

Designing a building of this class to LEED Platinum standards sets the example for other healthcare facilities.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Liana Moran • The Wilbert Group
1720 Peachtree St., Suite 350 • Atlanta, Ga. 30309
O: 404-748-1367    

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