The National Aviary announced the Garden Room, an all-seasons event space opened in October 2020, has been awarded LEED Gold certification.
“Throughout the process of planning and building The Garden Room, the National Aviary and our project team were intentional about keeping sustainability and a strong connection to nature top of mind, and we are thrilled to receive LEED Gold certification,” said Cheryl Tracy, executive director of the National Aviary. “Our talented project partners at Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG) and Jendoco Construction Corporation shared our commitment to sustainability and helped to bring our vision for this truly innovative space to life.”
The building uses wood, with walls and windows on three sides that incorporate about 2,700 square feet of Vitro Architectural Glass with Walker Glass’s bird-safe treatment. This glass uses a bird-safe pattern to prevent window strikes by wild birds in the surrounding park and maximize energy efficiency. The Garden Room also has a progressive stormwater management system, and light-refracting skylights also enhance natural lighting to reduce energy use.