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National Museum of the American Indian awarded prestigious LEED Green Building Certification
Date:10/6/2011

eum serves as a prime example of just how much we can accomplish."

LEED certification of the National Museum of the American Indian was based on the number of green design and construction features that positively impact the building and its immediate environs and the broader community.

These features include:

- High standards achieved for exterior and interior building management

- Extensive use of native vegetation within the museum's landscape

- Indoor environmental air quality

- Water-efficient and sustainable landscape

- Onsite and offsite use of renewable energy

- Recycling and waste management

The museum is the first Smithsonian museum building to achieve LEED certification.

For more information: http://www.usgbc.org.


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