Stuart Jet Center’s new flight training, maintenance and avionics facility at Witham Field Airport in Florida, USA, has been designated a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Certified building.
Awarded by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is a prestigious green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. LEED Certified buildings save money and resources, and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
Stuart Jet Center’s US$3.5m facility, which was completed in January 2015, in includes a three-story, 9,900ft² office featuring a reclaimed water irrigation system; native plant landscaping; motion-detected LED parking lot lights; solar panels; low-flow conservation water usage; LED lighting; energy-saving, high-efficiency air-condition systems; and energy-efficient, high-impact windows.
“Stuart Jet Center is expanding,” said Dan Capen, president of Stuart Jet Center. “And as we continue to grow, we recognize the importance of limiting our environmental footprint – that’s why we felt it was important to go through the LEED certification process to ensure we are doing our part to conserve our community.”
“With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, Stuart Jet Center is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement.”
March 30, 2016