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Buildings in N.J., Mass Get LEED Certification

LEED energy manageBuildings in Massachusetts and New Jersey have been LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Massachusetts winner is in Somerville. It has been awarded LEED Gold Core & Shell Development designation, according to The Somerville Patch.

The building was lauded for several design features. They include ethylene propylene diene monomer roofing that incorporates a heat island effect; an optimized exterior façade with increased insulation and high performance glazing; use of recycled materials; easy bicycle access and use of renewable energy.

The building is in the Assembly Row section of the city. That area has other LEED Gold recipients, including a Nike building that has received Platinum certification.

The Ehinger Center at Drew University in Madison, N.J. also achieved LEED certification. Features earning the award include a heating and cooling system that saves 20 percent in energy compared to the previous system; automated shades over a large window; an indoor composting station; pervious concrete pavers and waterless urinals in the men’s room, according to American School and University.

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