The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) status to a new building at the Veolia Evergreen Landfill in Valdosta, Ga.

The building features a scale house and also contains administrative space. “As part of our commitment to developing sustainable, environmentally friendly solutions for the city of Valdosta and Lowndes County, we intentionally pursued LEED certification standards in the development of our new building,” said A.J. Rogers, area manager for Veolia ES Solid Waste Southeast Inc., in a statement. “As a result, we expect to see lower operating costs, increased efficiencies and a healthier work environment for our employees.”

According to Veolia, the new building is 28 percent more energy efficient than a similarly sized non-LEED building.

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design status to a building at a Veolia landfill in Valdosta, Ga.

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