:: Green Building
Sustainability starts and stops with the construction industry - the materials used, the waste produced and the final built environment. Therefore, we must be leaders in sustainability.
As part of HESS’ sustainability efforts, our associates are trained in the theory and practice of green building emphasizing the LEED rating system. We believe Green buildings are not only good for the environment, they also provide immediate and long-term economic benefits for developers, building owners and occupants.
The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green building.
Putting Sustainability into Practice
HESS has long been committed to environmental responsibility—whether addressing requirements for LEED certification or employing Green practices for cost savings.
As a leader in Green construction, HESS is on the forefront of LEED building:
- First LEED certified school in the Commonwealth of Virginia - Langston High School Continuation and Community Center, LEED SILVER.
- First LEED GOLD certified school in Maryland - Great Seneca Creek Elementary School, LEED GOLD.
LEED GOLD (includes both Certified and Registered)
- Oxon Hill High School
- Gaithersburg High School
- Paint Branch High School
- Yorktown High School
- Howard D. Woodson High School
- Cannon Road Elementary School
- Wheatley Campus - Cole Community Center
- Washington-Lee High School
- Carderock Elementary School
- Manassas Park Elementary School
- Francis Scott Key Middle School
- Barack Obama Elementary School
- Great Seneca Creek Elementary School
- William Gibbs Elementary School
LEED Silver (includes both Certified and Registered)
- St. Charles High School
- Mt. Airy Middle School
- Northern Virginia Community College - Manassas Academic Building
- Francis Gregory Library
- Langston-Brown High School & Community Center
'LEED' and related logo is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used by permission.