New Loudoun Homeless Shelter Receives Green Building Award
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New Loudoun Homeless Shelter Receives Green Building Award

Leesburg, VA – June 15, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) – From more than 2,500 nominated projects, the new Loudoun County Homeless Shelter has been selected as a Green Building of America Award-winning project and will be featured in the magazine Real Estate and Construction Review – Green Success Stories Edition. 
The county awarded the design contract for the facility to Architecture, Inc., of Reston, a leader in the principles of green design and sustainable strategies. The company holds Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and is a member of the United States Green Building Council. 

“The shelter project builds on the existing Transitional Housing Program located on the county property off Sycolin Road near the Youth Shelter and the Juvenile Detention Center,” said Hope Stonerook, Assistant Director of the Loudoun County Department of Family Services. “In addition to the Transitional Housing Program, the facility will include the current 24 beds located at the Woods Road facilities, the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter, and the daytime Drop-In Center.  As a result, we do not anticipate needing to operate a cold weather shelter next winter because the facility will also contain beds for single men. Co-locating all of these services at the same location provides for greater efficiencies and more concentrated efforts to address homelessness.” 
The new homeless shelter is under construction, with a projected opening date of September 2009.

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Contact: Hope Stonerook, Assistant Director, Department of Family Services, 703-777-0353