Gallery: Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

 

The “Ground Zero Mosque” and community center has been a hot button topic as of late, but putting aside the heated debate on freedom of religion vs. sensitivity to victims’ families and other political issues, we were glad to hear that the developers are planning to go green. A report last week on the The Daily Beast by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet, reveals that the developers of the Park51 cultural and community center intend to achieve LEED certification. As the architecture team has yet even to be named, details of the green building strategies have not been determined, but if the promise holds true, Park51 would become the first LEED-certified mosque in the US.

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  3. angerofthenorth August 23, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    FFS, it’s not even a mosque…

    Either way, America really does puzzle me. If people get so angry about this sort of thing, the whole country is going downhill fast.

  4. Addison August 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    This will be a positive improvement in the area. The area two blocks away from Ground Zero is virtually abandoned and this will be very positive.

  5. warrenrempel August 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Unfortunately, you are playing right into the hand of the racists by using the name they’ve cynically chosen to give this building.

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