The Town of Danville is pleased to announce that the recently renovated Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Avenue, has received a LEED Silver certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities designed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
The Veterans Memorial Building, which reopened to the public in April 2012, underwent a two year long reconstruction and renovation project aimed at increasing space, updating facilities and improving accessibility. The building features additional dedicated space for veterans organizations, a large community hall and a new Senior wing. A strong component of the project design was the incorporation of sustainable eco-friendly practices. Some of those practices included:
The Veterans Memorial Building, which houses local veterans’ organizations and Town recreational programs, achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measureable solutions for water savings, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
Town Manager Joe Calabrigo was pleased the project received the Silver rating.
“This is a great achievement for the Town and the Veterans Memorial Building,” Calabrigo stated. “The silver rating is the result of a great deal of planning and effort on the part of the Town and its partners on this project.”