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'Chronicle-Telegram' Earns LEED Points for New Building

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'Chronicle-Telegram' Earns LEED Points for New Building

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When the The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, contacted for building a new production wing on its existing facility and renovating its old building, Forum Architects' Charles A. Rosati was determined to have the daily stand out as the first local paper to win an environmental stamp of approval.

"From the very, very beginning, we wanted this building to achieve LEED certification," Rosati says. "We also said we were not going to compromise the owner's budget, or disrupt the newspaper's processes." LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] is a rigorous list of voluntary standards established by the Green Building Council. It looks for everything from nearby building materials origin to nearby bus routes.

By next spring, the $10 million, 70,000-square-foot green project will be done, and the Green Building Council can add up its LEED points. It will earn them for being an existing setting, for being in an urban setting, and for the nearby services, says Forum's Tony Bandy-Zalatoris, lead project architect. …

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