4-H Center Seeks LEED Gold

The new Environmental Education Center at the 4-H Center in Columbiania is currently seeking LEED Gold Accreditiation from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Hattemer, Hornsby, and Bailey (HHB) was the MEP consultant for the project.  Once the accreditation is approved, the building will be the first LEED Gold building in the state of Alabama.  LEED Gold is the second highest rating (of four possible ratings) in the LEED rating system.

LEED is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

More information: HHB Project showcase page

The Alabama 4-H Center – Environmental Education Center website

United States Green Building Council and the LEED Rating System