Pentagon’s Heavy Foot Traffic Still Leads to Lighter Environmental Footprint
Pentagon staffs have taken many steps to shrink the 6.5-million-square-foot building’s environmental footprint. Their efforts include finding an environmentally responsible approach to manage the footprints of the employees and 100,000 annual visitors who enter the world’s largest low-rise office building that serves as the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense.
In 2010, Pentagon staff conducted a demonstration for entry mats that could meet a three-fold test: performance, sustainability and cost effectiveness. That trial blazed the path to scaling up across the building that is now home to 108 soy-backed entry mats.