Snow Kreilich Architects

Snow Kreilich Architects

Minneapolis, MN


US Land Port of Entry in Warroad, Minnesota Awarded Prestigious LEED® Gold Certification

By alita
Nov 23, '11 12:29 PM EST
US Land Port of Entry - Warroad, Minnesota
US Land Port of Entry - Warroad, Minnesota

The US Land Port of Entry in Warroad, Minnesota has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification under the New Construction v2.2 rating system. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Working with the US General Services Administration, under the Design Excellence Program, the project represents “the finest in contemporary American architectural thought” and Customs and Border Protection’s pragmatic aspirations to secure national borders. The Warroad design is attentive to the safety and comfort of CBP officers providing a canopy that continuously covers their work area, while providing a warm welcoming portal to the United States.

The Land Port in Warroad achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and
material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified building save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

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