- Colonial Heights Courthouse, Colonial Heights, VA: This new 56,850 sf building designed by Moseley Architects and Enteros Design includes a public entrance with security checkpoint, courtrooms, administrative space, prisoner holding area, and vehicular sallyport. This project was complete in September 2013 and attained LEED-NC Silver certification in December 2015.
- Varina Area Library, Henrico, VA: This new 42,333 sf library designed by BCWH / now Quinn Evans offers a unique connection to nature and the outdoors through strategic placement and extensive glazing which provides ample views of Cornelius Creek and wetlands. This project achieved Silver-level certification in 2017, along with the Library Building Award and an AIA award for Excellence in Design.
- Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center, Rockville, MD: This new 48,084 sf recreation center designed by Grimm + Parker includes a gymnasium, exercise room, social hall, kitchen, senior / community lounge, arts / kiln room, game room, vending space, conference room, offices, and lobby. It achieved Silver-level certification in July 2017.
- James City County Law Enforcement Center, Williamsburg, VA: This 47,000 sf two-story facility, which houses the police headquarters as well as a forensics lab, was complete in 2011. SDC provided LEED documentation assistance to David A Nice Builders to enable this building to exceed the stated goal of LEED-NC Silver-level certification, achieving LEED-NC Gold in July 2013.
- Arthur Capper Community Center, Washington, DC: This new 27,487 sf community center designed by Torti Gallas Urban provides a daycare facility, recreation center, computer lab, gym, game room, and meeting / classroom space for the residence of DC’s Southeast Waterfront. It won the ENR Mid-Atlantic Best Government / Public Building Award in 2016, and achieved LEED-NC Gold-level certification in March 2017.
- Elkridge Library and Senior Center, Elkridge, MD: This project designed by Grimm + Parker renovated the existing 17,000 sf and provided a new 28,000 sf addition to provide space for a library, senior center, and DIY education center, where visitors can experiment with home repairs, gardening, and bicycle repairs. This project achieved Gold certification in 2018 and was awarded the USGBC Wintergreen Award in 2019.
- R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, Washington, DC: This 14,600 sf adaptive re-use project designed by Cunningham Quill Architects converted a chapel on the St. Elizabeth’s campus into an innovation hub to support and showcase technology-related businesses. Construction was complete in 2014 and the project exceeded the LEED goal of Silver by achieving LEED-NC Gold-level certification in October 2016.
Civic Buildings represent a variety of building types that are typically owned and operated by government entities and designated for use by the general public. SDC has provided LEED process management and green building consulting services for 69 civic buildings. This group includes a Net Zero Energy Town Hall, 13 public libraries, 36 community and recreational facilities, 4 courthouse and administration buildings, and 18 public safety buildings. The high level of public exposure for these buildings, interpretive welcome centers with information on their sustainable features, as well as access to views and occupant comfort, are extremely important for civic buildings.