WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC) is hosting a fundraising drive to help design and construct a new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) certified orphanage in Haiti replacing the facility that was destroyed during the recent earthquake, according to a press release
The announcement was made at Greenbuild 2010
in Chicago during the closing plenary, the release noted.
Together with the Lend Lease Corporation
, USGBC has committed to catalyzing the unrivaled passion, expertise and generosity of the green building movement to provide the people of Haiti with both a powerful symbol of hope for the future and a model of sustainable building practices upon which to rebuild their nation, the release stated.
According to the release, once the center is constructed, it will be operated by Fondation Enfant Jesus
, which operated the original orphanage on the building site.
Donations can be made through the USGBC site
, the release added.