MARCH 2010

Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence earns LEED Silver green building certification

The Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence has earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED® Silver certification. The USGBC’s Green Building Rating System™, is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The CLE, a 300,000 sq. ft. conference center and lodging facility located adjacent to corporate headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, supports company training courses, business meetings and conferences. The center includes a 250-seat amphitheater, 8 large training rooms, 18 conference rooms, a full service restaurant and a fitness center for employees.

The center, which opened March 2009, was designed, built and operates with environmentally efficient features, including:

  • Compacting, composting and recycling systems which divert more than 90 percent of the site’s waste stream from landfills.
  • Low-flow plumbing which reduces water use by approximately 43 percent.
  • Construction products contained 23 percent recycled materials.
  • 100 percent of the site’s paints, sealants and adhesives are low-emitting and contribute to better air quality.
  • Reflective roofing which reduces heat emittance.
  • More than 5,000 energy efficient light bulbs which reduce energy consumption.
  • Energy savings from the CLE avoids over 318 metric tons of carbon per year.