City Hall Building Receives Green Nod | Business
The new North Las Vegas City Hall building completed in 2012 received LEED Gold Certification for its environmentally friendly design and construction.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized mark of excellence developed by the US Green Building Council. It verifies that a building was designed and built for high performance in human and environmental health, including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
LEED Gold certification verifies it is designed to lower operating costs, reduce waste generated during construction, conserve energy and water, be healthier and safer for occupants, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Roughly 12.5 percent of power used in the building is generated by solar panels. Specialized glass in the windows also maximizes sunlight and energy efficiency. The building also contains environment-assisting features such as low-flow sinks and toilets and motion-sensor lights.