Combination credit union and USO center earns LEED Silver

January 21, 2011 |

After the Army announced plans to expand Fort Bliss, in Texas, by up to 30,000 troops, FirstLight Federal Credit Union contracted NewGround (as CM) to build a new 16,000-sf facility, allocating 6,000 sf for a USO center with an Internet café, gaming stations, and theater. Water conservation is crucial in the Chihuahuan Desert, where the base is located. Sustainability consultant Vertegy, based in Overland, Mo. implemented water-efficient bath and kitchen fixtures and low-irrigation landscaping, plus a variety of energy-saving features to help the credit union reach its LEED goal.

See all of this month's New Projects Portfolio

 

Add new comment

Your Information
Your Comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.
Overlay Init