EPA Science & Technology Center, Kansas City, USAWhat is the LEED Certification?
U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Science & Technology Center was built by the design of Hoefer Wysocki Architects / The Clark Enerson Partners. The famous science center has total area of about 6684 square meters (or 71,955 square feet). Leading by main contractor Koll Construction, construction works were completed in May 2003 and at that moment cost $20 Million. On August 4, 2003 the facility received LEED Gold certification (in the category New Construction) for use of safe building materials and water and energy efficiency. The building features an efficient rainwater reuse system, low emission glazing, low VOC materials and high indoor air quality, optimal heating and cooling systems. The 2-story office building of the Science and Technology center illustrates how the former brownfield site can be turned into a modern symbol of sustainable design.