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Long Island’s First LEED Platinum Community Center Opens its Doors

Posted By Sam Marksheid On October 12, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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On September 8, 2012 North Hempstead [1], New York unveiled the latest addition to its Parks and Recreation Center – a LEED Platinum [2]-certified community center complete with a solar carport, geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels [3], and rooftop rainwater collecting bins for on-site irrigation. The Yes We Can community center also features a TV studio, a senior lounge, two NBA-sized basketball courts, an internet café, fitness and dance studios, and much more. Towns across the Nation have invested in new Parks & Recreation buildings that meet strict energy standards, and North Hempstead’s new community center is a shining example of the trend that stresses the importance of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

+ North Hempstead Community Center [4]

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[1] North Hempstead: http://www.northhempstead.com/

[2] LEED Platinum: http://inhabitat.com/tag/leed-platinum/

[3] solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/

[4] + North Hempstead Community Center: http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/content/7354/7125/7183/11249/default.aspx

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