South Bend Armed Forces Reserve Center Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

October 24, 2017

Armed Forces Reserve Center Addition/Alteration
South Bend, Indiana

The Armed Forces Reserve Center designed for the Military Department of Indiana was awarded LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. 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 that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

The $24 million, 100,000 S.F. addition/alteration project included approximately 60,000 S.F. of renovation and 40,000 S.F. of new construction, including a new vehicle maintenance building. The Armed Forces Reserve Center achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Sustainability has become an integral part of the DLZ culture. Our project team includes several LEED Accredited Professionals; with at least one in each discipline associated with the project to assure that sustainable principles and objectives are employed at all strategic opportunities throughout the project. The firm introduces sustainable practices on all design projects, regardless of the consequential interest in LEED Certification.