GroundBreaking Ceremony | Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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Seat Pleasant: A City of Excellence
Seat Pleasant is one of Maryland’s 157 municipalities with a population of 4,582 residents, 156 businesses, 13 houses of faith, and 20 non-profit organizations. The Seat Pleasant Government has a Mayor, seven member City Council and 35 government employees operating a $3.8 Million dollar budget.
The City Center Project
A 5 parcel project on 15 acres of land that will be historic for Prince George’s County because it is a huge step in the City reducing its carbon footprint and it sets and example for other municipalities in the county. Read More…
In The Mayor’s Corner
On Monday August 6, 2012, Mayor Eugene W. Grant went to Annapolis to report to MD Governor Martin O’Malley on the City Center Project and provide the Governor and his senior staff with details about our exciting upcoming City Center Groundbreaking Ceremony, Saturday September 29, 2012 at Goodwin Park. The Governor’s Office has been very supportive of this LEED Certified Public/Private Partnership and is excited to be a part of our Groundbreaking Ceremony for this historic first of its kind event for a municipality with less than 10,000 residents in Prince Georges County.
The Official Media Sponsor for the 2012 City Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
What is LEED?
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED points are awarded on a 100-point scale, and credits are weighted to reflect their potential environmental impacts. Additionally, 10 bonus credits are available, four of which address regionally specific environmental issues. A project must satisfy all prerequisites and earn a minimum number of points to be certified.
Sustainable building strategies should be considered early in the development cycle. An integrated project team will include the major stakeholders of the project, such as the developer/owner, architect, engineer, landscape architect, contractor, and asset and property management staff. Implementing an integrated, systems-oriented approach to green project design, development and operations can yield synergies and improve the overall performance of a building. Initial LEED assessment will bring the project team together to evaluate and articulate the project’s goals and the certification level sought.
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) administers LEED certification for all commercial and institutional projects registered under any LEED Rating System. USGBC administers the development and ongoing improvement of the LEED rating systems. USGBC is also the primary source for LEED and green building education and resources for project teams, such as reference guides, rating system addenda, workshops, online trainings and other tools to help you achieve success on your LEED project.
A Vision for the Seat Pleasant City Center
Global Perspective Statistics
- By 2040, electricity will account for more than 40% of global energy consumption.
- By 2040, worldwide electricity demand will be 80% more than it was in 2010.
- Distributed Power Generation will relieve the pressure to construct new, large scale power generation plants. Read More from Kratos Intrastructure‘s web site.
What’s the Solution? LEED Certified Public Private Partnerships
- The net result of the public/private partnership is to invigorate and vitalize the local economy,encouraging future sustainable growth, and a robust new tax base without the need for tax increases with little or no capital investment by public entity or university. Read More
City Center Development Team