Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wells Fargo museum awarded LEED certification

Another slice of Charlotte real estate has been given Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, with Wells Fargo announcing Thursday that its history museum in uptown has received the second-highest LEED rating.

The museum opened in 2011 in the office tower known as Three Wells Fargo, 401 S. Tryon St. The gold certification applies only to the museum's interior.

LEED has four certification levels. They are, from lowest to highest, basic certification, silver, gold and platinum.

The city of Charlotte is home to roughly 80 LEED certifications, according to data provided Thursday to the Observer by the U.S. Green Building Council, which oversees the LEED program.

Wells Fargo has 10 museums throughout the country, many of which are on the West Coast, and a mobile museum, according to its website. The Charlotte museum is Wells Fargo's first to be granted LEED certification, according to the company.

The Charlotte museum features, among other things, a stagecoach built in the 1800s.


DolleyMadison said...

What a good corporate citizen - a LEED certification "cahnges everything"