RQ Construction announced today that the Design-Build Seabee Museum at Port Hueneme, CA has been awarded LEED® Silver established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

“Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The Seabee Museum project efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediate, positive impact on our planet, which will tremendously benefit future generations to come.”

This project included the design and construction of the new 38,833 SF Seabee Museum, 78 space parking lot, Memorial Garden, courtyards, and landscaping. The facility includes a full-height glazed curtain wall at both the entry to the museum and the Memory Garden entryway. The Museum houses galleries for exhibition space, offices, a retail store, separate public and staff restrooms, a grand hall, a theater for 45 people, collection storage, processing areas, and research areas.

Although only required to meet LEED Certified standards, RQ incorporated additional features to provide their client LEED Silver at no additional cost. The Seabee Museum achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

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