Monday, September 21, 2015
Naples Botanical Garden has achieved LEED Gold certification for the building, design and construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building practices. To achieve certification, building projects must satisfy per-requisites and earn points to achieve different levels of awards.
Some of the Garden’s earned points for LEED Gold level certification include:
- Abundant natural daylight in 75% of building spaces
- Optimized energy performance
- Reclaimed lumber
- Storm water design
- Use of regionally sourced materials
- Innovation in design
LEED certified buildings not only save money and resources but also have a positive impact on the health of its occupants all while promoting renewable clean energy. The Garden is thrilled to receive this recognition.