Friday, September 14, 2012

e2 gets LEED-certified

e2 emeril’s eatery has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) CI Retail Certification. LEED certification, developed (and awarded) by the U.S. Green Building Council, is meant to show a place "was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality," according to the USGBC.

“Earning LEED certification shows we’re serious about being a sustainable, environmentally focused and local farmer-friendly restaurant,” the press release quotes chef/owner Emeril Lagasse as saying.

Partners in the process, according to e2, were Wells Fargo, Philadelphia architecture firm Floss Barber and LEED certification expert tvsdesign, and local firms Balfour Beatty, Barrett Woodyard & Associates, Tobin Starr + Partners and Childress Klein.

The restaurant is at 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts; 704-414-4797.