On Friday, Sept. 20, Douglas County Sheriff Miller accepted the award from
the U.S. Green Building Council after meeting the standards required by
the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), according to the Sheriff's Facebook page.
was presented by Gary Retel from HOK Architects after the new Douglas
County Sheriff’s Office and Jail Facility was designated as a “Green Building”
by LEED and is the first detention facility in Georgia to obtain that
certification. The award was the result of a lot of planning and work by
the design and construction team on the new facility that opened in
December 2012. The entire team worked diligently to ensure that the
buildings met the stringent LEED requirements in order to protect the
environment and to hold down operational costs for the life of the
Sheriff Miller commended the efforts of his staff and the construction partners:
• Comprehensive Program Services, Program • HOK Architects • Turner/New South Construction
Miller also thanked the Douglas County Board of Commissioners for their support during the process.