Animal Shelter scores LEED gold

green roof LEED

Potter League of Animals (photo courtesy of Sean Hennessey, Hennessy Productions © 2009)

The Potter League for Animals, in Middletown, Rhode Island, has just been certified LEED gold by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Complete with a vegetated roof, energy efficienct heating and cooling systems and built with recycled materials,  the League’s new $7.5 milion digs is a prime example of sustainable design.

 

Photo courtesy of Sean Hennessy,  Hennessy Productions © 2009

Photo courtesy of Sean Hennessy, Hennessy Productions © 2009

All their animals have rooms with outdoor views (no cages), and use radiant heat. Designed by ARQ, known for their work at the San Francisco SPCA and the ASPCA in New York City, designed the housing areas with with durable and germ-resistant materials and plenty of natural lighting.

 

 

This is a real win for the animals, especially in these tough times, which are hitting animals even harder than us two-leggeds. By the way, if you’re thinking of adopting a cute cuddly 4-legged new best friend, checkout your local shelter first.