Tampa Bay History Center gets LEED Silver status | Community Spirit
Tampa,Florida -- The Tampa Bay History Center in Downtown Tampa has become the first county building to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED Silver certification. The Certification comes from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The 60,000-square-foot building was built with renewable materials and more than 95 percent of the construction debris was diverted from Florida Landfills.
According to the History Museum, "low-flow fixtures, water-efficient landscaping, low volatile organic compound (VOC) materials, efficient lighting, and a highly efficient heating ventilation and cooling system are among a host of environmentally-conscious features that helped to achieve the LEED® Silver rating."
LEED Silver certification is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design , construction and operation of Green buildings.