Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council presented the certification to ASLA President Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA and ASLA CEO and Executive Vice President Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, during a reception for the ASLA Board of Trustees and Chapter Presidents Council.
“ASLA has been a valued partner of USGBC’s in promoting the power of green infrastructure and its ability to impact the lives of people and communities,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council. “Achieving LEED Platinum for their renovated headquarters in Washington, D.C. is another sign of their commitment to creating sustainable spaces that prioritize the health and well-being of people. Their leadership in the development the SITES certification system and dedication to healthy, sustainable landscapes is vital to promoting a better quality of life for us all.”
The ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture, the headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects, is a showcase for sustainable design excellence. The 12,600-square-foot headquarters, located in the historic Chinatown district of Washington, DC, was built in 1995 and completely renovated in 2016 with a focus on maximizing energy efficiency, occupant health and comfort, and sustainable design. ASLA worked with architecture firm Gensler and landscape architecture firm Oehme van Sweden to build a new Center that embodies the mission, vision, and values of the Society.
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