Ridges Nature Center Honored by Green Building Council

The Ridges Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center received an Award of Excellence, Innovative Design, New Construction from the U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin June 21. The building incorporates energy efficient mechanical systems and sustainable design concepts, allowing community members of all ages to gather in support of land protection, education, outreach and research.

The council’s Transformational Leadership Awards honor the individuals, groups and organizations championing sustainable practices and driving the green transformation of Wisconsin’s built environment.

“We are all very proud of our accomplishments over the past six years,” said Steve Leonard, executive director of The Ridges. “We hope that we can be an example to others in the county who choose to build new or renovate their buildings.”

The Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center opened in 2015 and was the first LEED Certified Commercial building in Door County. Today, it welcomes more than 30,000 annual visitors to The Ridges.

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