MARLINS PARK IS THE FIRST RETRACTABLE ROOF BUILDING IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE GOLD LEVEL ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

MARLINS PARK IS THE FIRST RETRACTABLE ROOF BUILDING IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE GOLD LEVEL ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The U.S. Green Building Council will officially award Marlins Park with a plaque on May 25 @ 2 P.M., the Ceremony will be followed by a behind the scenes tour to learn what makes Marlins Park ‘green’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 18, 2012 – (RealEstateRama)
WHAT: Marlins Park is the first retractable roof building in the world to receive LEED Gold environmental certification. The U.S. Green Building Council will officially award Marlins Park with a plaque to mark the achievement. The Ceremony will be followed by a behind the scenes tour to learn what makes Marlins Park ‘green’. LEED-NC (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction) is a rating system that was designed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to guide and distinguish newly constructed, high performance buildings that have less of an impact on the environment.

WHO: Miami Marlins, U.S. Green Building Council, Populous, Hunt/Moss, A Joint Venture.

WHEN: The U.S. Green Building Council will present the award to Marlins Park on May, 25 at 2 P.M. Media is advised to arrive no later than 1:45 P.M. The announcement will be made in the interview room at Marlins Park (501 Marlins Way. Media must enter via media entrance). Following the announcement, media will take a behind the scenes tour to learn what makes Marlins Park green.

To confirm attendance, please email Carolina Perrina de Diego at .

The Miami Ballpark District, comprising Marlins Park and four City of Miami public parking garages, set forth the initial goal of achieving LEED Silver Certification. By incorporating a comprehensive sustainability strategy throughout the design and construction process, including site selection benefits, water use reduction, energy use reduction, a recycling program, regionally-sourced and recycled content materials, construction waste management and care in the design of healthy interior environments, the Miami Ballpark District was able to earn Gold, surpassing the initial goal of LEED Silver.

Marlins Park received 40 points toward LEED Certification – four more than Populous-designed Target Field, thus becoming the most sustainable new ballpark in the country. Many of Marlins Park’s LEED points were based on innovative design, construction and operations measures.

Contact:
Carolina Perrina
(305) 480-1388

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings..

With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 100,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to soar to $60 billion by 2010.  The USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

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Washington, DC 20037

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