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QBG Administration & Visitor Center Awards


The Queens Botanical Garden’s Visitor & Administration Building has earned Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System.  The Queens Botanical Garden’s project is the first newly constructed public building in New York to earn this designation.

In addition, the project has been recognized with the following honors:

  • PM Engineer Magazine Excellence in Design Award, 2009
  • Western Red Cedar Architectural Design Honor Award, 2009
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Projects Award, 2008
  • “Best in New York State” Award, AIA New York State, Inc., 2008
  • Award of Excellence, AIA New York State, Inc., 2008
  • AIA NY Chapter Building Type Awards, Sustainability Honor, 2008
  • US EPA Environmental Quality Award, 2008
  • The American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, 2008
  • Queens Chamber of Commerce Building Award, 2007
  • New York City Green Building Design Award, 2004

It was also selected as one of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s New York City Green Apples in 2008.


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