Wetland Discovery Point
The first LEED Platinum Certified Public Building in Utah
- solar power
- rainwater harvesting
- passive solar heating
- natural ventilation
Just a few of the reasons Wetland Discovery Point is Platinum certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the organization's highest recognition for sustainability. The building is the centerpiece of the wetland education programs that involved thousands of school children each year, and is also the site of community events and classes.
Wetland Discovery Point, at the Utah State University Botanical Center (USUBC), is becoming one of just a few buildings in the state to earn that distinction. "Earning Platinum certification is an exciting step in our mission to demonstrate ways of living more sustainably," said USUBC Director David Anderson. "We constantly explore opportunities to teach people of all ages about the importance of good stewardship and this building reflects that goal. We are very appreciative of the support we received from the university, the design team, the contractor and our donors."