Examples of Green Buildings in the United States:

EPA Headquarters Facility – Arlington, Virginia

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This building is just one of many EPA headquarters. Attributes that make this building green are the LEED-NC 2.1 Gold certification, the LEED-EB 2.0 Gold certification, the use of Green power, and meeting the expectations of Energy Star performance standards.

New England Regional Laboratory – Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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The New England Regional Laboratory is home to the Office of Environmental Measurement and Evaluation which is responsible for laboratory analysis of environmental samples. Attributes that make this building green are its LEED 1.0 gold certification, its use of Green power, and the buildings use of a water management plan.

Research Triangle Park – Durham Country, North Carolina


Main Building:
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The main building at the Research Triangle Park is only one of many buildings in the complex that comprise 157 organizations. Attributes of the main building that qualify it for green standings are the use of Green power, re-commissioned wings, and native landscaping. The building also used green building material, and works toward water conservation and capturing runoff for other uses.

First Environments Early Learning Center: (FEELC)
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The child care center opened in November of 2005 and grants employees of Research Triangle Park a place for onsite childcare. Attributes that qualify the FEELC building for green standings include LEED-NC 2.1 silver certification, the use of Green power, and native landscaping.

References:
http://www.greensburgks.org/recovery-planning/071212-VisionDocument-compressed.pdf
http://www.greensburggreentown.org/
http://www.greensburgks.org/
http://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/facilities/rtp.htm
http://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/facilities/rtp_childcare.htm
http://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/facilities/chelmsford.htm
http://www.epa.gov/greeningepa/facilities/hq_nova.htm