Holy Wisdom building wins highest energy/environmental rating

Holy Wisdom Monastery, a WNPJ member group, has just received word of attaining a platinum LEED rating.

The USGBC (United States Green Building Council) affirmed the green nature of the new monastery building by awarding it a platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) rating.
 
LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

Platinum is the highest level of certification.  The new monastery building not only fit into this category, but achieved the highest rating ever given - 63 out of a possible 69 points.

For us, sustainability is not a trend.  It is part of our mission to weave prayer, hospitality, justice and care for the earth into a shared way of life for all at Holy Wisdom Monastery.  This building is our opportunity to offer a 21st century expression of 1,500 years of Benedictine tradition. We are deeply grateful to all who helped us realize this dream.

To learn more about the USGBC and LEED certification go to their website www.usgbc.org. If you are interested in touring the Monastery, please see the monastery's tour webpage.