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Willow Creek Center

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Willow Creek Center is a LEED Platinum certified building, the highest level of LEED certification possible. This is thanks to the following features:

  • 56 percent reduction in potable water consumption compared to a typical building due to landscaping and irrigation systems.
  • 75 percent water savings compared to a typical building due to water-efficient fixtures.
  • 94 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfill by being recycled or reused.
  • 28 percent of building materials contain recycled content.
  • Forest Stewardship Council certified wood used.
  • 37 percent in energy cost savings due to such energy savers as roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels.
  • Readily accessible by public transportation.
  • Bicycle parking and changing facility onsite.