Green Building Tours
This month, local volunteers from the Sierra Club and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are conducting public tours of green buildings across the country to highlight the local economic and environmental benefits of energy-efficient, high-performance green buildings as part of the national “Green Buildings for Cool Cities.”
Buildings on tour include both those that are LEED-certified, and those that are pursuing certification. It’s a great opportunity for our communities to witness firsthand the benefits of green building, “from energy, water and money savings, to the cleaner air and abundant daylight that makes them healthier places to live, work and learn,” said Roger Platt, USGBC’s Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Law.
Selected “Green Building for Cool Cities” tours include Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado. Participants will take a tour of Denver’s Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building (pictured above), which is both Energy Star and LEED Gold for existing buildings certified, and designed to be 25 percent more energy efficient than a conventionally-built building. In Fort Collins, the tour will be at the Poudre Fire Authority Station #4, which is seeking LEED Gold certification.