(LEED NCv2.2: 12 out of 14 possible points documented)
Choice of a suitable site is the first consideration in green building. In the case of NHS’ Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Lab, the choice was simple; NHS would rehabilitate the formerly vacant 24 Hudson Street property directly abutting the existing NHS office location at 333 Sherman Avenue. The entire NHS campus is located in the midst of the New Haven neighborhoods NHS serves.
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• An erosion and sediment control plan was used during construction to limit runoff of soil or debris into the City’s stormwater system.
• The Lab is located in a dense urban area, utilizing existing infrastructure and connecting readily to the surrounding community.