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GREEN EXAMPLE: Electricians’ union hall gets LEED certification


Herald Staff Writer

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 234 doesn’t just teach electricians about green building practices — the union has made its offices on Merritt Street in Castroville an example.

“We’re the first IBEW building to get a LEED certification,” said Andy Hartmann, the local’s business representative.

LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — is the most recognized standard for green technology. The union went for, and qualified for gold status, the second highest rating possible.

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