Size: 12,000 square feet
Status: Completed 2007
Program: New construction of net-zero, carbon-neutral nature center headquarters, 61-point LEED Platinum certification
Leopold Legacy Center
2008 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award. The Leopold Legacy Center is the culmination of a rigorous process by which the Aldo Leopold Foundation, along with a TKWA-led design team, undertook the task of creating a new headquarters facility while attempting to remain true to the ecological, aesthetic, and scientific spirit of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic. The Leopold Legacy Center received a 61-point LEED® Platinum rating, one of the USGBC’s highest measured to date.
The Leopold Legacy Center is the first building recognized by LEED® as carbon neutral in operation, and as a ‘zero net energy’ building, the Leopold Center produces over 110% of its annual building energy needs.