Spring Hill RECenter Celebrates Earth Day with LEED Recognition
Spring Hill RECenter’s award-winning renovation will be recognized for its environmental-friendly design on Earth Day as a LEED Silver Certification plaque is unveiled.
Join the celebration on Saturday, April 22, 2017, when local officials recognize these innovative means of conserving energy use and unveil a commemorative plaque at 9 a.m.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification is granted by the U.S. Green Building Council to buildings that are resource efficient – those that use less water and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money. At Spring Hill, the expansion and renovation project added a two-story fitness center, new multi-purpose fitness rooms, and a gymnasium with an elevated running track to the RECenter. This was accomplished while reducing the addition’s energy usage by 27 percent over conventional facilities.
Spring Hill now features energy efficient packaged HVAC systems, low-emissivity glazing, LED lighting and energy efficient insulation. Recycled content was used for more than 20 percent of the materials in the addition, and more than 20 percent of the materials in the addition were sourced and manufactured within 500 miles to reduce the use of fossil fuels in transportation. Native and adaptive landscaping was used outside that requires no irrigation once established. A white roof membrane reflects and emits solar energy, reducing cooling requirements and saving energy. Restrooms use water-efficient fixtures. Low-VOC adhesives, sealants, paints and flooring systems were used to improve indoor air quality. A construction waste management program recycled, diverted or salvaged more than 75 percent of the waste generated in construction.
Spring Hill’s expansion and renovation has previously won honors from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials, Virginia Recreation and Park Society, and Northern Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.
Spring Hill RECenter is located at 1239 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, Va. For more information, call 703-827-0989 or visit Spring Hill RECenter. You may also contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.