The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took another step forward in its commit- ment to environmental stewardship last week.
Building 309, the Company Operations Facility, located at Barstow Road and Ninth Street, was officially awarded LEED Gold cer- tification during a ceremony Sept. 28.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an in- ternationally recognized certification system for “green” building projects. Gold certifica- tion is the second-highest of the four levels of LEED certification, and the COF is the second building on Fort Irwin to earn it. The
Child Development Center located at Fort Irwin and Outer Loop roads was awarded gold in April.
“This project is just one factor that will help Fort Irwin reduce energy usage and improve quality of life for Soldiers,” said Hossam Kassab, installation resource efficiency manager.