PICP system helps project achieve Platinum LEED
Case study: Palmetto Bay Municipal Complex
The Village of Palmetto Bay now boasts the first and only government office building in the state of Florida to attain the elite status of Platinum LEED® from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Only three percent of those who apply for Platinum LEED status worldwide actually attain the ranking. Indeed, the complex is only the second government building in the southeast U.S. to attain platinum status and ranks 11th worldwide in highest level of LEED points.
Green elements of the building include a photovoltaic solar system on the roof that provides approximately 75% of the building's power needs. In addition, the complex uses a 45,000 sq.ft. permeable AquaPave System by Belgard Commercial that harvests rain water into two cisterns: a 20,000 gallon cistern for building gray-water needs and a 40,000 gallon cistern for landscape irrigation.
In addition to attaining Platinum LEED status, the project also garnered the paver design Award of Excellence from the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
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Since 1995, a nationwide network of Oldcastle manufacturing facilities has produced Belgard interlocking pavers, paving stone and garden wall products. These products include the traditional and antiqued paver and wall series. All Belgard products have a long history of successful applications on thousands of residential and commercial projects throughout the United States and Canada. Contact Belgard Hardscapes, Inc. at www.belgard.biz.