The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. was the first project to receive a LEED Platinum rating under LEED v3. The 75,000-square-foot facility earned 94 out of 110 available points on the LEED for Commercial Interiors rating checklist. If you are interested in seeing what makes this building a LEED Platinum center without taking a trip to D.C. then you’re in luck - the USGBC just unveiled a new virtual tour of the facility.

This isn’t just an animated panoramic image, though. Igloo Studies created this virtual tour using Google SketchUp and Google Earth. In addition to a visual three-dimensional tour of the facility, you can listen to podcasts and review a list of materials that were used in the LEED-CI Platinum building.

“Our headquarters was envisioned to serve as an educational learning lab to professionals yearning for real-world examples of successful green practices,” said Richard Graves, USGBC’s SVP for Education and Community. “The virtual tour allows us to reach professionals in every corner of the globe, using an interactive, cutting-edge medium.”

View the entire tour online but please note that you will need to have the Google Earth browser plug-in installed first: USGBC’s LEED Platinum Headquarters.

Tour the USGBC headquarters
The U.S. Green Building Council unveils a virtual tour of its LEED Platinum certified headquarters.