17 Jun Markon University Contributes to Recent LEED Certifications
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is just one example of educational offerings by Markon University in an effort to meet employee’s personal and professional goals as well as enhance Markon’s ability meet new challenges and qualify for new and more complex projects. Markon established Markon University this year in order to increase educational opportunities for employees. Over the past several months, four Markon employees obtained their LEED certification through this program.
In Bethesda, MD, Markon recently managed the completion of two LEED Platinum certifiable buildings that feature a geothermal well system to heat and cool them. The campus includes a new six level parking garage, three levels of which are below ground level. The garage replaces several acres of asphalt surface parking lots. The garage includes solar panels which feed power back to other buildings, so they are “net-zero” energy efficient. A net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.
Figure 1. View of ICC-B’s new LEED-certifiable buildings and the new parking garage.
Figure 2. A view of the ICC-B campus showing new green space that replaces the old asphalt surface parking lots.