- 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.
- Gayton Library, Henrico County, VA: BCWH’s renovation of this 12,672 sf library includes complete replacement of the interior, as well as existing doors, windows, and mechanical systems. This project achieved LEED-NC Silver-level certification in February 2014 and exemplary performance features include extensive water reduction as well as re-use of the existing building shell.
- Highland Beach Town Hall, Highland Beach, MD: This 2,100 sf municipal hub for a historically African American waterfront community was designed to be a “Net Zero Energy” facility, generating all the energy it consumes. The project also incorporated sustainable rainwater management, and achieved LEED-NC Platinum certification in 2007.
- James City County Police Department Headquarters and Forensics Facility, Williamsburg, VA: This new 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 enable this building to exceed the stated goal of LEED-NC Silver-level certification, achieving LEED-NC Gold in July 2013.
- Mid-County Community Recreation Center, Silver Spring, MD: This new 31,859 sf building designed by Grimm + Parker Architects includes spaces for physical fitness, community activities, and outdoor recreation. The project features low-flow plumbing fixtures, ground-source heat pumps, extensive use of daylighting, and recycled / regional materials. This project achieved LEED-NC certification in 2012.
- Miller Branch Library, Howard County, MD: This new 63,000 sf library and historical center designed by Grimm + Parker has become the hub for historical research in Howard County in Central Maryland. Construction was complete in 2011, and although the initial goal was for LEED Silver, this project achieved LEED-NC Gold-level certification in November 2012.
- Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, MD: SDC provided LEED-NC advisory services and LEED O+M Consulting for a new 24,000 sf nature center designed by GWWO with indoor exhibit and display spaces, auditorium, library, gift shop, offices, kitchen, and support spaces. This project achieved LEED-NC Platinum certification in 2012.
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 62 civic buildings. This group includes a Net Zero Energy Town Hall, 11 public libraries, 35 community and recreational facilities, 4 courthouse and administration buildings, and 12 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.