Riley Construction LEED Certified
While all Gateway Technical College building projects are designed to a LEED Silver Certification standard, a project focused on providing better access to their Lake Building from parking lots below the lake bluff, offered an opportunity to make an out-of-the-ordinary environmental statement.
Initial concepts to add a degree of sustainability included wind mills and solar panels. Partners in Design Architects suggested consideration of establishment of a natural prairie to replace its expansive bluegrass lawn. Not only did this offer an aesthetic benefit, it provides a valuable habitat for numerous plant and animal species AND eliminates the need for regular lawn maintenance.