When First Green Bank renovated the interior of its Winter Park Branch to LEED Gold standards, it chose many of the Mt. Dora branch’s green building design enhancements. In addition, oak trees from the original site were milled and installed as flooring and ceiling accents, and solar power provides for 69 percent of the building’s energy needs. Green renovations to First Green Bank’s Orlando branch now meet LEED Silver standards.
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In April 2015 the Bullitt Center became the first office building to earn Living Building certification, achieving the highest level of sustainability in the built environment. The Center meets extraordinarily rigorous standards — including energy and water self-sufficiency.
- A pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly lifestyle site
- Rainwater collected on the roof, stored in an underground cistern and used throughout the building
- A solar array generating as much electricity as the building uses.
- Construction promoting occupant health, including stairways, windows and other features that promote walking and resource sharing
- Contains no hazardous materials commonly found in conventional construction, including PVC, cadmium, lead, mercury and hormone-mimicking substances
- All workstations within 30 feet of large operable windows, offering all workers access to fresh air and natural daylight.
- A green roof and other native plantings, and a revitalized pocket park.
Financial Case for Living Building (Executive Summary)
Financial Case for Living Building (Full case study)