LEED Gold Achieved at Military Entrance Facility in Omaha
May 9, 2014
The Military Entrance Processing Station in Omaha, Neb., is the latest Heartland Region lease project to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The facility, at 4245 S. 121st Plaza, is one of 65 MEPS stations across the United States and Puerto Rico. The operations process individuals for enlistment or induction into the armed services under the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command. Construction of the 19,000-square-foot building was completed last summer. The new building replaced a smaller facility in Omaha that the military had used for several years.
The Gold certification, confirmed in late April for MEPS facility, is one of the Green Building Council’s highest honors in its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program. Buildings that receive LEED certification undergo a process of independent, third-party verification that the project was designed and constructed for high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.
The Heartland Region has more than 4 million rentable square feet of LEED Gold, Silver or Certified space. The Omaha MEPS operation is near the J. James Exon Federal Bureau of Investigation building, another LEED Gold lease for GSA Region 6.