Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 6:24am
Event Details: April 30, 10:45a.m., Goodman Maintenance Facility, 1402 Wingra Creek Parkway, Madison
Madison, WI | The United States celebrates many holidays that memorialize or reflect upon the past, but there are few holidays that look forward to and celebrate the future. National Arbor Day is one such holiday. It is a holiday that celebrates and promotes conservation and stewardship of our natural resources for generations to come.
This year Madison Parks, along with First Lady Jessica Doyle and Miron Company, Inc, will proudly celebrate Arbor Day and the award of Silver LEED Certification of Goodman Maintenance Facility by planting a tree. Miron Company, Inc. was the lead contractor in building Goodman Maintenance Facility completed in 2009.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system developed and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington D.C.-based, nonprofit coalition of building industry leaders is designed to promote design and construction practices that increase profitability while reducing the negative environmental impacts of buildings and improving occupant health and well-being. The LEED rating system offers four certification levels for new construction Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum that correspond to the number of credits accrued in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. Goodman Maintenance Facility is the first facility in Madison Parks to receive the LEED Silver Certification.
"Madison Parks is honored to receive the LEED Silver Certification for the Goodman Maintenance Facility," says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "We are excited to celebrate this honor with First Lady Jessica Doyle and Miron Company by planting a tree at the facility on Arbor Day."
The Madison Parks Division's Forestry Section is also celebrating Arbor Week by planting a tree with our city's future leaders - elementary students from Huegel Elementary School on on Thursday, April 29 at 12:50p.m. The Forestry Section plants 2,600 trees on an annual basis and is responsible for the maintenance of over 100,000 trees along the streets and in the parks.
- Laura Whitmore, 266-5949