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SAC Overview:

Building name: Scout Achievement Center (SAC)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Setting: Suburban
Project type: New construction
Project scope: A stand-along, one-story building
Cost: $7.1 million
Lot size: 2.9 acres
Building area: 26,900 square feet
Building types: Office, assembly, retail
Completed: July, 2009
Certification: U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® Silver Level Certification









About LEED

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED® is a third-party certification system that measures the sustainable performance of buildings and can be applied to any building type and any building life-cycle phase. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the national benchmark for the design, construction, and operations of high-performance green buildings.

For those who own and operate buildings, LEED provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. It also enables project teams to deliver certified performance for their buildings. Third-party certification assures that LEED buildings are constructed and operated as intended.

An organization’s participation in the voluntary and technically rigorous LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation and environmental stewardship. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in six key areas:

1. Sustainable Sites
2. Water Efficiency
3. Energy and Atmosphere
4. Indoor Environmental Quality
5. Materials & Resources
6. Innovation & Design

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