Leadership from Lansing with a UD/LEED Project

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Peckham Inc. is a nonprofit providing employment and training services in Lansing, Michigan.

The Lansing State Journal reports that the organization is one of the growing number of businesses choosing the complimentary approaches of Universal and Green Design.

"Our old buildings have been cobbled together," said Mitch Tomlinson, Peckham's president and chief executive officer. "For us, it's been fun to start with a blank slate and design something that meets our needs."

The new headquarters is being built with universal design standards, which help ensure accessibility, and should be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, which rates a project based on its environmental friendliness.

Good design spreads. With the facility located near the Capital City Airport perhaps we will see Universal Design creeping into the design of the airport or sweeping through the hotels in DeWitt or clustered along Saginaw at Highway 96.

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