Green Buildings Reach for Gold Certification
The Right Stuff
For three decades, the low-slung, 1950s-era Gragg Building housed the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. Its closed-in floor plan and dark corridors cluttered with computer cables belied its momentous place in history as the former home of NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center. Which left a dilemma for the parks department—how to update this historic building where Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom once worked while still meeting today’s green building certification standards?
Like several other major cities, Houston now requires that major renovations or new construction projects over 10,000 square feet under....
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