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In developing plans for the new gardens and facilities, the Board of Directors was unanimous in its support for creating a project that was environmentally responsible. To this end, we have adopted best practices in sustainable design in developing our facilities. These structures are designed to meet the criteria for LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.
With the help of award-winning architecture firm Lake|Flato of San Antonio, Texas, the Garden’s future Visitor Center has been designed to meet these standards as well as fit beautifully into the site. The Visitor Center will include the highest level of sustainable innovation in construction materials and techniques. These innovations include rainwater collection tanks that allow us to store 18,000 gallons of rainwater for irrigation; orienting the buildings to maximize the impact of shade and cooling breezes and using recycled wood and other sustainable products extensively throughout.