Waco Debuts Nation's First 'Green' Chamber Building

<p>The Waco Chamber of Commerce is credited with inspiring a renaissance in downtown, developing their new headquarters on a former parking lot. They hope to receive LEED certification - the first U.S. chamber building to receive this designation.</p>
June 9, 2008, 2pm PDT | Alex Pearlstein
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"Some call the new, copper-domed, 14,000-square-foot building at Heritage Square an anchor for the development taking shape in downtown Waco - an environmentally 'green' anchor at that, predicted to be 22 percent more energy-efficient than most buildings."

It's a $4.3 million statement that Waco means business. Prospects looking to locate here can visit The Hawkins Room, a round conference center featuring a stained-glass chandelier and a stunning view of the $75 million Waco Town Square mixed-use development in the works.

Officially, the building will serve as headquarters for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, housing its staff and committees."

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Published on Friday, June 6, 2008 in Waco Tribune-Herald
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