The Garden is so Green, it’s Gold!

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.

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