Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, preserving America's Capitol, and inspiring memorable experiences

Featured

Landing of Columbus
This painting depicts Christopher Columbus and members of his crew on a beach...

Featured

Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

Featured

AOC Receives Historic Preservation Award
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

Featured

Instagrammers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
On a rainy December Saturday a group of Instagrammers joined us at the U.S....

What's New

East House Underground Garage receives LEED for New Construction

Thursday, January 19, 2012

 

The AOC East House Underground Garage received a LEED for New Construction certification at the Gold level on January 19, 2012. The project was recognized for:
  • Construction activity pollution prevention, controlling dust and debris from contamination of the air and sewer run-off systems.
  • Providing new water efficient plumbing fixtures that increased water savings by more than 50 percent.
  • Optimizing energy performance and provided high performance mechanical systems that reduced energy consumption by more than 24% above ASHRAE.
  • Diverting over 99% of the 8,500,000 pounds of construction debris from landfills, utilized 8,700,000 pounds of new materials with more than 18% recycled content including 28,000 pounds of new reinforcing steel and 2,500 cubic yards of new concrete, and more than 50% of new materials obtained from regional sources.
  • Excelling in indoor environmental quality by maintaining a non-smoking facility, utilizing new mechanical systems with increased ventilation and incorporating new materials and finishes with low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content.
  • Installing efficient LED lights with significantly longer life and with no mercury content and establishing a green cleaning program.