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Inhabitat: What influence will RTP have on the design of new buildings, especially as it relates to green architecture? Will new buildings, renovations, retrofits, and so on, have to meet certain sustainable design standards? How will those be enforced? Liz
 

Inhabitat: What influence will RTP have on the design of new buildings, especially as it relates to green architecture? Will new buildings, renovations, retrofits, and so on, have to meet certain sustainable design standards? How will those be enforced?

Liz Rooks: In the case of the Mixed-Use Center, we at the foundation have considerable influence, as we are bringing in the master developer, who will be placing priority on sustainability. One important thing is that the park companies already hold themselves to a very high standard. Our board of design has the authority to approve any new building or expansion. The board is made up of two members from the foundation and two members from the RTP owners and tenants association. Every building that has come through our board of design has been LEED certified at one level or another.

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