I am thrilled to announce JRC has officially achieved a LEED level Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the highest rated green house of worship in the world!
I’ve written about this extensively before, but just to recap: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the point-based review process created by USGBC to certify green buildings. It is an extremely rigorous system requiring creative integrated design, detailed record keeping and a demanding submission process. Platinum is the highest of four levels of LEED certification, requiring fifty-two points. In the end, JRC earned all fifty-three of the points for which we applied!
Visit the JRC website for the official announcement. For much, much more on the entire project, check out the JRC Construction Diaries in this blog.