Wilmette, Ill., may have joined the ranks of Chicago-area communities with new public works facilities, but it's the first village nationwide to achieve perfect or near-perfect scores in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green-building program.
The facility scored particularly high for water efficiency, indoor air quality, and innovative design with features that include:
"We're very grateful to the community and administration forsupporting our efforts to set a standard with this project," says Public Works Director Donna Jakubowski. "This represents the whole community's intensified commitment to energy-efficient and environmentally-sensitive facilities."
Architect of record: Legat Architects Inc., Chicago
Design architect: A. Epstein & Sons International, Chicago