Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, November 05, 2007

Renovated American Laundry Bldg. is certifiably green

Today’s Enquirer announced, “The renovated shell of an old laundry building has earned the distinction of being the first brownfield redevelopment site in Greater Cincinnati to meet the environmental certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.” The American Laundry Building on Section Avenue has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environvmental Design (LEED) certification by the council. On a brownfield site, renovations included cleaning up and eliminating many ground contaminants before redevelopment could take place. In addition to the leased 60,000 sq. ft. building renovated 3 years ago, a second phase with an additional 100,000 sq. ft. of new office space is going to be added.