(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach, Inc. will be highlighted in a special presentation at the upcoming United States Green Building Council (USGBC) monthly meeting.  Park Place officials are seeking LEED certification, (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) completion of the new building is set for February.
Featured in the presentation of the new “green” Park Place building will be representatives from the building’s general contractor, JT Turner and the architecture firm, Cowart Coleman.  Park Place officials will also be on hand to explain the details of the building and the importance of becoming LEED certified.
LEED is a national standard for developing high performance sustainable buildings and is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The certification means the new building will have met the standards set by the USGBC, which consist of sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, and indoor environmental quality.  To learn more about the Savannah Chapter of the USGBC, log on to www.coastalgreen.org.
The meeting is slated for February 26th, 2008 at 5:45pm at “Wild Wings” restaurant in downtown Savannah.
Park Place Outreach provides emergency shelter and street outreach for adolescents ages 11 through 17 and their families. It is the only agency located within Chatham County that serves youth at no charge who are accepted without a referral to receive help.  Park Place Outreach opened in 1984. There are approximately 15-30 youth residents served each month and about 200 each year.  For more information on Park Place, call (912) 234-4048.

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