TSA’s New Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold, 2017 Opening

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) headquarters is relocating from Arlington, Va., to Alexandria, and when the move is complete in 2017 the agency will occupy a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building.

CEED Becomes First Public School to Use Passivhaus Technology in the U.S.

By Torrey Sims
The Center of Energy Efficient Design (CEED) in Rocky Mount, Va., is the first public school to use the energy-efficient Passivhaus technology, which has enabled it to use 68 percent less energy than conventional schools.

College Solar Grant

The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources Inc., awarded a $30,000 grant to Virginia Highlands Community College for the construction of an on-campus, solar powered coffee shop to be run entirely by students.

Virginia Hospital Receives Coveted LEED Gold Designation

Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg is the first inpatient healthcare facility in the state of Virginia, and the second of its size in the nation to receive LEED Gold Certification, according to reports.

Construction of Biofuels Facility Begins

Construction recently started on a new research and development facility that will be used to study bio-based fuels at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

Convention Center Earns LEED Gold

A variety of sustainability practices were implemented at the 515,000-square-foot facility after it opened in 2007, leading to LEED Gold Certification this year.

Virginia School Earns Gold Certification

The new Washington-Lee High School, a public school in Arlington County, recently received LEED Gold certification.

U. Va. Seeks Certification for Five Buildings

School officials are making a commitment to have all new construction on campus qualify for LEED certification, and they currently have five projects that may do just that.