In March, Eastman was notified by the U.S. Green Building Council that they awarded the South Cove Activity Center with a GOLD LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. During the South Cove project approval process, the Community, through the Council and the Board of Directors, set an objective for the project to be LEED silver certified. The award of GOLD is a major accomplishment by the Community and the design and construction teams, and further demonstrates Eastman’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
In a ceremony on July 1, the U.S. Green Building Council will present Eastman with a plaque and certificates, which will be proudly displayed at South Cove. Please save that date, watch for details and join the celebration.
LEED is an internationally recognized, green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO 2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.