We are proud to announce that Fahe’s Oak Street Office is officially LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified. LEED, a program designed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is a respected and recognized green building rating system which provides a framework for highly efficient and cost-saving buildings. Fahe has long recognized energy efficient building practices as an important way for Appalachian families to save money and protect their environment, so it was it important our new office building be built with the same values in mind. Fahe Member Community Housing Partners (CHP), who is a recognized leader in energy efficient construction and practice, designed and built the Fahe office to reflect our commitment to Appalachia.
“The work of innovative building projects such as the Fahe Oak Street Office is a fundamental driving force in transforming the way buildings are built, designed, and operated,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs while prioritizing sustainable practices. Because of Fahe, we are increasing the number of green buildings and getting closer to USGBC’s goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being environmentally and socially responsible and improving the quality of life for generations to come.”
The Fahe Oak Street Office includes the use of solar energy, optimized energy performance elements, and water efficient landscaping to name a few. We are proud to work in an office which provides a comfortable, inspiring work environment that also reduces our environmental impact.
A huge thanks goes out to CHP and Colin Arnold, CHP’s Vice President of Architecture and LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional.