INNOVATION IN DESIGN
(LEED NCv2.2: 5 out of 5 possible points documented)
NHS seeks to be a green buildings “leader by example” within its immediate realm of influence.
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• NHS provides environmental education through the energy-efficiency classes taught our Lab as well as tours of the building, which expose hundreds of people to energy-saving, sustainability ideas. NHS made a conscious decision to locate our design and construction staff in this building, so that contractors, building officials, students, educators, politicians, and other regular visitors to our offices will be exposed to the many green features we are proud to display.
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• NHS has worked with several different LEED accredited professionals to assist with the design and functioning of the Lab, from the time prior to the renovation to more than 1-1/2 years after the work was completed, to optimize the sustainability features of our Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Lab.