|By Jim Paley, executive director, |
Neighborhood Housing Services
of New Haven
|24 Hudson Street, from dilapidated grocery to LEED-certified Lab|
The Lab has now been awarded LEED certification at the Platinum level through the US Green Building Council, and is one of only three LEED Platinum commercial buildings under the LEED for New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation program in Connecticut. Through this certification we achieved a standard of excellence that makes me extremely proud of my staff. We created a model facility that aligns well with the part of our mission that emphasizes energy conservation and sustainability. I couldn’t think of a better place to teach and demonstrate basic home maintenance and energy-conservation techniques to homeowners.
More information about this project is available in the April 19 press release.