leed and sustainability
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) has become standard terminology in construction vernacular since its 2008 debut, and the concept has revolutionized the way buildings are envisioned and operated. It wasn’t until 2007 that we saw the first LEED sports facility Washington Nationals Park, and college and municipal recreation centers weren’t far behind.
The armed forces were once recognized as the epitome of fitness, setting an example for would-be service members, athletes and everyday exercisers alike. Their reputation for fitness has waned, however, prompting unprecedented efforts to redefine through updated protocols and standards what it means to be “battle ready.”