Three key Park District facilities operate with a host of sustainability features achieving the highest sustainability rankings while serving our planet by reducing our carbon footprint. Read more about each facility and sustainability features below.
Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center
Geothermal system, solar panel system, rain water harvesting cistern, rain gardens, green roof, high efficiency building envelope, and achieved Platinum LEED Certification. Read more about the sustainable features at the Austin Gardens Environmental Education Center.
Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex
Completely renovated in 2014, it now reuse of existing, original roof structure, high efficiency HVAC equipment, solar photo voltaic system was installed on roof, and achieved Gold LEED certification. Read more about LEED certification at RCRC.
Passive House Design/Certification, Source Zero Energy Certification, Geothermal system, super insulation, solar panel system, electrical load monitoring, and rain garden.