LEED http://wunc.org en Raleigh Opens Sustainable Waste Services Facility http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-opens-sustainable-waste-services-facility <p>Raleigh has opened what it calls the nation's most sustainable solid waste services facility. The new operations center was built to LEED platinum standards - the highest level of sustainability certification. City manager Russell Allen says the building was constructed with re-used and recycled materials where possible. It includes solar panels and geothermal systems; and will have plug-in electric vehicles.<br> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:30:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3376 at http://wunc.org Chatham County Scales Back Green Building Requirements http://wunc.org/post/chatham-county-scales-back-green-building-requirements <p>The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has votedto ease energy efficiency regulations for new and renovated county buildings. The decision repeals a policy that required any county construction projects of 20,000 square feet or more to include certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Commissioners say the new policy will save money by allowing for more ways to design the county's new judicial facility.&nbsp; Chatham County manager Charlie Horne believes the county can maintain a high standard of energy efficient buildings without having LEED certification.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Will Michaels 10072 at http://wunc.org