Breedlove Land Planning is sponsoring this month’s United States Green Building Council Atlanta Green Scene this Tuesday, August 14th. This social networking event will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Alma Cocina, 191 Peachtree Street, in downtown Atlanta (www.alma-atlanta.com). The event will have a cash bar, free appetizers and a brief presentation on the upcoming High Performance Healthy Schools conference. A $10 donation to support a student scholarship to the USGBC Youth Summit will enter you to win a case of wine we donated. The drawing will be at 7:00pm. Hope to you see there! You can register at http://usgbcga.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&Itemid=110
Roger Wells, LEED AP BD+C, an environmental designer with Breedlove Land Planning, has passed his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Design + Construction Exam. As the United States Green Building Council explains, “The LEED AP BD+C credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings”. Roger’s achievement means that 100% of our landscape architects and over 80% of our design professionals are LEED accredited professionals. Congratulations Roger!
Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to announce that our company is a 2012 United States Green Building Council, Georgia Chapter, Atlanta Branch ‘Sustainer’. Our sponsorship of the Atlanta Branch will help this sustainable building organization promote, educate and advocate green building design and practices. You can learn more about the Atlanta Branch efforts here.
The Newton County Library System’s newest building is LEED Gold. Porter Memorial Branch Library is a full-service branch of the system. The 18,000 square foot LEED Gold building is named in honor of James Hyde Porter and featues adult and children’s books, audio books, DVD’s and music CDs, public computing with Internet access, plus a Teen Room, a Quiet Room, Study rooms, a Meeting Room and Conference Room. Breedlove Land Planning provided all civil engineering and landscape architecture services for Newton County Government’s first LEED building.
From youtube.com: “Two years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council – Georgia (USGBC-GA) launched its High Performance, Healthy Schools Program. The program helps Georgia school systems and private schools implement sustainability programs into their schools. Turner Broadcasting System generously donated this video to show the work that was being done in our state. The video was shot onsite at Springdale Park Elementary School, a LEED certified school of the Atlanta Public School System”. Breedlove Land Planning provided all landscape architectural and civil engineering services for the campus.
The Daily Tribune News reports that the Clarence Brown Conference Center has achieved LEED Gold certification. The article states “setting out to attain environmental and sustainable building status, those involved in the engineering, design and construction of the Clarence Brown Conference Center exceeded expectations.” Breedlove Land Planning provided all site design services for the project and is proud to have played a critical role in helping Bartow County meet, and exceed, their goals for this project. You can learn more about the center here.
Over four years ago, Breedlove Land Planning sponsored the first of these Atlanta Branch United States Green Building Council social events and we are happy to be at it again. Please join us on August 9th, 2011 for Green Scene at Ten Pin Alley in Atlantic Station from 5 PM to 9 PM and come enjoy complimentary bowling as well as appetizers and drink specials. You can click through to the Georgia Chapter USGBC website for more information, directions and registration
This month the Jean Child Young Middle School, an Atlanta Public School renovation and addition project, has been awarded Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council. Designed by Perkins + Will Architects and constructed by HJ Russell and Company, this LEED for Schools project utilizes bioretention ponds and storm water infiltration to remove pollutants from runoff, included the complete renovation of the football and athletics field, upgraded the existing parking lot to incorporate carpool and low emission vehicle preferential parking, and created of a series of new plaza areas including an amphitheater. Breedlove Land Planning provide all site design services for this project.
This Friday, July 22nd, the Atlanta Branch of the Georgia Chapter of the United States Green Building Council(USGBC) will hold a new member’s brunch to discuss Chapter and Branch updates. Committee chairs, including Breedlove Land Planning’s Alan Wieczynski, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, who heads the Events and Education Committee, will also give an overview of committee responsibilities and discuss new updates and initiatives as well. There will also be time for a Q&A session at the end of the program. All are welcome and you can register for this free event here.
The Paideia School has created a website to allow visitors to follow construction of the Mother Goose replacement building. The original 1920’s building was recently destroyed by a tragic fire. While the Contractor works to wrap up the new construction, the design team, including Breedlove Land Planning, is producing the documentation necessary for LEED for Schools certification. The new building will provide the campus with an updated, efficient and code compliant classroom building with proportions, materials, and most importantly, the round front porch, that pays homage to the old building.