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Army not spending extra on LEED certifications, official says

House lawmakers are still skeptical about what they see as wasteful spending to build green buildings in the Defense Department. Language in the 2013 defense authorization bill the House passed last week continues a prohibition on using any budget money to certify a DoD building as LEED Gold or LEED Platinum. The highest level allowed would be LEED Silver.

Tags: Katherine Hammack , Army , Air Force , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Congress

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 09:21am EDT

Navy's Submarine Learning Center earns LEED silver

The Submarine Learning Center, at the Naval Submarine Base New London, has won a LEED silver award for being green. The center's headquarters uses geothermal heating a cooling systems and is built out of recycled building materials.

Tags: Green government , DoD , Navy , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose , Submarine Learning Center ,

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:18pm EDT

NNSA breaks ground in many ways

Imagine moving just eight miles and saving about $100 million per year. The NNSA's Mark Holecek has details on how his agency's doing it.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , NNSA , Mark Holecek , Suzanne Kubota , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 10:41am EDT