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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2009

Vehicle Impound Facility wins Capstone award

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Vehicle Impound Facility, 7750 E. Front St., has won a 2009 Capstone Award from the Kansas City Business Journal in the category of Green Design. The Capstone awards recognize real estate development projects and transactions that enhance the Kansas City metropolitan area. Awards will be handed out April 3.

The facility, which opened in January, is currently on track to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold rating, making it the City’s highest rated LEED-certified building. A LEED certification is determined by a third-party group that evaluates projects based on established criteria for sustainability in a number of different categories, such as sustainable sitework, water and energy efficiency, emissions and air quality.

The Vehicle Impound Facility features several energy efficient buildings on site that use less than half the amount of energy required of comparable buildings. Other sustainable features include stormwater treatment, water efficient landscaping and the use of recycled materials. In addition, the contractor reduced the amount of construction waste that would normally end up in a landfill by 75 percent.

Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Deanna Nelson, communications specialist in the Capital Improvements Management Office, (816) 513-2757.

    
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