Green Building: Essex County Greenbelt

INNOVATION AND DESIGN


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Deciding early on to build “green” was key to cost management and a smooth building process. Close communication with the design/builder throughout the project made for a cohesive vision and an end result that exceeded expectations.

The site design conserved significant resources by utilizing the original building and maximizing natural light, natural ventilation, passive solar heating and protection from wind.

The building contains public educational displays including signage explaining green building applications throughout the building. Additionally, there will be a regular program of educational building tours, both on-site and online through a virtual tour.”

A pavement-free driveway and parking lot reduce heat generation in summer months and prevents excess stormwater runoff.