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Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Visitor Center. Photo © Albert Vecerka / ESTO.

Visitor Center Adds LEED Gold Certification to Tremendous Collection of Awards

October 2013

The list of accolades for BBG’s Visitor Center is growing as steadily as its green roof. We are delighted to announce that it has just achieved a Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program.

Recognized early on—even before it opened!—as an inspired example of innovative and sustainable design, the Visitor Center has allowed BBG to expand the Garden’s activities year-round while underscoring our commitment to education, horticulture, community, and conservation.

  • Winner, AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, 2014
  • Winner, Chicago Athenaeum, International Architecture Award, 2013
  • Winner, Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, 2013
  • Winner, AIA New York State, Design Award, 2013
  • Finalist, World Architecture Festival, Display Category, 2013
  • Winner, The Municipal Art Society MASterworks Award: Best New Urban Amenity, 2013
  • Winner, Building Brooklyn Awards (Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce) National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency, 2013
  • Winner, NY American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape and Living Roof, 2013
  • Second Place, Building of the Year, 2013
  • Winner, Architect Magazine Annual Design Review, Bond Category, 2012
  • Winner, Green Architecture: Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award, 2012
  • Winner, Engineering News Record (ENR) New York, Best Projects, 2012
  • Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards, Landscape-Parks, 2012
  • Winner, Excellence in Design, New York City Public Design Commission Award, 2009

Green Facts

The Garden is working to save water, and you can too. The average New York home wastes as much as 11,000 gallons of water each year—that’s 30 gallons a day!