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, 2:00 PM PDT

By Alex Pearlstein


"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."

Friday, June 6, 2008 in Waco Tribune-Herald

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