Hindu Center of Virginia Receives LEED Gold Certification

The recently completed Hindu Center of Virginia is over 20,000 square foot with a 700 person capacity Worship Hall on the main level and Classrooms and Lecture Halls on the lower level.

The building is the first of its kind to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for sustainable design. LEED is the nationally accepted standard for measuring environmentally conscious design in architecture. It is based on a point system with four classifications, gold being the second most strenuous.

The sustainability measures on the project include:

  • Day light views for 90% of spaces created through the use of large windows and skylights within the vestibule and worship hall;
  • A 30% reduction in energy use over standard buildings of the same type;
  • Construction materials containing over 20% recycled material and more than 20% of materials were regionally manufactured. 
  • Improved indoor air quality through the used of low emitting materials such as paints, carpets, and sealants.

Using innovate design methods, nbj created a structure that reflects traditional Hindu temple architecture while implementing modern sustainable processes and techniques.

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