May 04, 2012

Venable’s DC office, Terrell Place, awarded LEED Platinum certification

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The DC office is proud to share that the Terrell Place building (Venable is the largest tenant) has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Existing Buildings Platinum certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council. By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community. Terrell Place is only one of five buildings in Washington to hold this distinction.

Terrell Place achieved the LEED Platinum certification by modifying and improving the sustainability of its operations. The focus was on improving energy performance through the implementation of various energy conversation strategies, reducing the consumption of potable water, decreasing CO2 emissions, improving the recycling program in addition to various other sustainability initiatives.

Terrell Place has again earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating, which involves testing air quality, thermal comfort and minimum lighting standards.