AFGE Goes Green
National labor union receives LEED building certification
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will receive its official Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in a ceremony at its national headquarters on Friday, Aug. 16. The U.S. Green Building Council will present AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. with the LEED plaque for recent renovations to the AFGE headquarters building. Representatives from the District of Columbia Government, Green Capital Advisers and E Construction Group also will make brief remarks.
AFGE recently renovated several floors of its headquarters building and installed energy efficient technology and equipment and LED lighting to allow for significantly more natural light. The organization hopes its new energy-saving initiatives will lead to lower operating costs, a healthier staff, increased productivity and other incentives. “We have made a commitment to be environmentally and fiscally responsible. We are looking for ways to make our older facility more modern,” Cox says.
When: Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.
Where: American Federation of Government Employees Headquarters
80 F St. NW, Washington, DC
Who: AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., U.S. Green Building Council, Green Capital Advisers, E Construction Group, D.C. government officials
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees