Col. Bradford Gering, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 commanding officer, stands alongside members of the construction team, while presenting the award citation for the MAWTS-1 building July 31. The MAWTS-1 building received the silver rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. Receiving 35 points out of a possible 69 in over 60 categories ranging from site selection, pollution protection, water use reduction and storage and collection of recycled materials earned the MAWTS-1 facility a silver rating with the LEED certification program. "The building is just aesthetically appealing," said Gering. "But what makes it special is what it's certified for, it's really magnificent."