Sunday, March 14, 2010

DOWNTOWN HOMELESS SHELTER WINS LEED SILVER

The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The homeless shelter, in Dallas’ central business district, is one of only two in the nation with such recognition and one of only five considered green.
The 2008 building is designed to maximize daylight, reduce the use of artificial light and conserve 1.5 million gallons of water each year by using the graywater recycling system.
The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center was designed by San Antonio–based Overland Partners Architects and Dallas-based CamargoCopeland Architects.