Bennett Benner Pettit's Design for Erma Lowe Hall at Texas Christian University TCU Receives LEED Gold Certification
2012 APR 22 - (VerticalNews.com) -- "Erma Lowe Hall was an especially meaningful project - not only for its positive environmental impact, but also for its contribution to TCU's dance program," Bennett said. "Sustainable design is a focus of our firm. We take this commitment and responsibility to our community and the environment very seriously."
Bennett Benner Pettit has also provided design services for other sustainable projects such as the LEED Gold Certified Tarrant Regional Water District Annex, completed in 2009, Westlake Academy, Rogers Road Pavilion - now known as the acclaimed Woodshed Smokehouse, and the new Tarrant County Jail which is currently under construction and anticipated to receive LEED Gold certification.
"We incorporate sustainable features into our work whenever possible," Bennett said. "Although these measures benefit the environment and the community at large, building owners have the opportunity to reap the economic benefits over the life of the facility by choosing to build sustainably."
The USGBC administers the LEED program, which qualifies projects designed to stringent standards intended to reduce facilities' impact on the environment. The GBCI grants LEED certification up to Platinum level certification via third party review.
A recognized Princeton Review "green" school, TCU is in the process of updating its older facilities to make them more sustainable while ensuring all new construction projects are designed to LEED standards. Contact Monica Napier for additional or high resolution project photos. About Bennett Benner Pettit Bennett Benner Pettit is a multidisciplinary design firm, offering architecture, urban design and planning, economic development, interior design, and landscape architecture. Their objective is to create projects that make a positive difference in the environment, improve communities and heighten the capabilities and brand value of their clients. With the personal attention of its leaders, Bennett Benner Pettit applies keen insight, problem-solving skills and a collaborative approach to complex situations, helping them to understand the fabric of the communities in which they work and thoughtfully design in concert with their clients. Bennett Benner Pettit is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
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