CSC earns international award from The Green Building Initiative

Children’s Services Council's building in Boynton Beach has earned international recognition as an energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable building.

The Green Building Initiative awarded three “Green Globes” to CSC for its office building at 2300 High Ridge Road in Boynton Beach. The rating demonstrates success in resource efficiency, reducing environmental impacts, and improving occupant wellness.

GBI assesses governmental, private and non-profit buildings in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. The award cited a solar roof panel system that produces renewal energy, LED lighting inside and outside the building to save energy, a cleaning policy that provides better indoor air and few chemicals, and upgraded air filters to protect occupants, especially crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our focus is on helping all our children grow up healthy, safe and strong,” says CEO Lisa Williams-Taylor. “We’re proud we can also save taxpayer dollars with these cost-cutting moves, and also – particularly now – provide a healthy indoor environment for our staff, tenants and more than 25,000 visitors, trainees and public meeting attendees who come in every year.”

“Our organization has always been interested in efficiency, and we’ve been incorporating sustainable measures on many different fronts for a long time,” says Michael Modica, CSC's Head of Facilities.

The Council completed construction of the building in 2007 and shares the space with local non-profit and government organizations from the community. The CSC building also earned LEED certification in 2011, which is another internationally recognized “green building” certification.

About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

The Council is a local, special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. For more than 30 years, it has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.

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