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Coro Center earns gold for environmental design


December 28, 2004

The U.S. Green Building Council presented the Coro Center for Civic Leadership with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating award on Thursday, Dec. 16 at Coro's offices at 33 Terminal Way, South Side.

Gold certification of commercial space requires rigorous standards of efficiency in water usage, optimization of energy performance (including lighting and lighting controls); resource utilization for interior building systems and furnishings, and indoor environmental quality.

Coro worked closely with Jendoco Construction Corporation, Renaissance 3 Architects, P.C. and the Green Building Alliance to ensure all design and construction principals met the LEED Gold Certification standard. Green building principles focus on developing sustainable sites, conserving water and energy, using recycled, renewable and salvaged materials, and maintaining exceptional indoor environmental quality.

Coro Center for Civic Leadership is part of a 60-year old national nonprofit leadership development organization that recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in Pittsburgh.


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