National Park Service

Sustainability

Photo of the front entrance of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.

NPS Photo

Front entrance of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.

DSC is committed to leadership in sustainability practices.
All DSC-managed new building construction and major renovations meet federal sustainability requirements, and all new buildings over 5,000-square-feet are designed and constructed to meet U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) standards for certification. View individual projects in the Sustainable Project Highlights section below.

DSC maintains the NPS Project Sustainability Checklist which assists project teams in tracking, understanding, and complying with sustainability standards throughout the design and construction process. The sustainability checklist is organized around LEED credits and categories and identifies federal requirements including those that are similar to LEED credits. It is used for both building and non-building projects. It is designed to track progress throughout the project life cycle.

Sustainable Project Highlights