15 February 2013
Posted in Green Building Project
The Orlando Science Center was awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Central Florida 2012 LEED EBOM Project of the Year!
The Science Center was selected for demonstrating a holistic approach toward project design and execution and development of innovative solutions to unique design challenges posed by the Central Florida region.
The Science Center is the first nonprofit in Florida to declare LEED® Gold status and the first LEED® Gold building in the city of Orlando under the Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance standard.
This past summer, the Science Center achieved LEED® Gold status. The LEED rating system, developed by the USGBC, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
A big thank you goes to the community partners who helped us reach this milestone: City of Orlando; Orange County Government; Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Council; Orlando Utilities Commission; Darden Restaurants Foundation; Irvine Mechanical, Inc.; Azur Solar USA; and the Walmart Foundation.