News Article | 7/22/2009

Buildings certified under energy program

Five buildings totaling more than 1.2 million square feet, at Interchange Business Center in San Bernardino, have earned certification under the national Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building Council.

A statement from Dallas-based developer Hillwood said this is among the nation’s largest industrial projects, the largest speculative one, and among the largest overall in California, to receive LEED certification.

The industrial project, off Cajon Boulevard near Interstate 215, also is the second in San Bernardino to receive LEED certification. The business park stems from a public-private partnership between the city of San Bernardino’s Economic Development Agency and Hillwood, to redevelop a formerly blighted property for productive uses.