The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center: Water-Efficiency and Stormwater Management Solutions for the Southeast
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Completed in August, 2006, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) was created with the goal of educating a new generation about the region s most precious resource: water. The architecture firm of Lord, Aeck & Sargent designed this green building, which is targeted for LEEDi Gold-level certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Jaeger Company landscape architecture firm was responsible for the site design. Featuring a wide array of sustainable design strategies and products, the GEHC is projected to use 75 percent less potable water and 35 percent less energy than a conventional building of the same size. This paper outlines the various water- efficiency and stormwater management strategies utilized at this unique facility.