'Project Haiti' to help orphans build a home
December 7, 2010
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.