Ben Franklin Transit receives LEED award

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Ben Franklin Transit facilities have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

A gold certificate and plaque for each building, as well as certificates for the board of directors, will be presented at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at 1000 Columbia Park Trail, Richland.

The certification is achieved when a building meets the council's standards for sustainablility.