Greenwood’s building expansion was recently certified Gold through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, a green building certification program used around the world. Gold is the second-highest rating available through LEED.
Through the certification process, LEED projects earn points across several categories including Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources and Innovation. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then earns one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.
When we planned our building expansion several years ago, minimizing our environmental impact was a top priority. Sustainable features of the expanded facility include:
A green roof, which helps to reduce the urban heat island effect
Selection of low-emitting materials for flooring, wood, paint and adhesives
Optimized energy performance
These considerations help to ensure that Greenwood’s expanded building was designed to be sustainable and make a minimal impact on the environment. Our expansion is energy- and water-efficient, constructed from regional and recycled materials and mindful of the surrounding habitat.