LEED-certified Tacoma Goodwill
September 21, 2009
TACOMA, WA — The Tacoma Goodwill recently opened their new, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Milgard Work Opportunity Center, according to the Tacoma Weekly.
The four-story, 63,000-square-foot, $21.7 million center, which houses Resources for Education and Career Help, is complete with a vertical garden, also called a green wall, the story stated.
Certified at the Gold level, the building features low-flow fixtures to reduce water consumption and many windows to maximize natural daylight, the story noted.
Goodwill Board President Bob Bruback said: "Milgard Work Opportunity will transform the delivery of job training and placement services with new, expanded approaches to changing lives for people with disabilities or disadvantages across our region."
Patrick Blanc, who is renowned around the world for his vertical gardens, designed the vertical garden, his first in the United States, the story added.
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