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Shenandoah public buildings meet green standards

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Two recently completed, Shenandoah County buildings in Woodstock have met national certification requirements for green design and energy efficiency.

The county’s new Health and Human Services Building achieved LEED Gold and the new District Courts Building attained LEED certification, establishing them among the first LEED buildings in the county.

The acronym stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification by the Green Building Certification Institute.

The Health and Human Services Building is the result of a complete transformation of a vacant, one-story supermarket structure.

The walls, floor slab and foundations of the existing building were reused, and the rest of the facility was renovated and updated to provide space for the county’s social services and health departments, as well as the Community Services Board.

The 30,000-square-foot District Courts Building is a new facility.

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