Berks County Community Foundation’s Headquarters and Community Conference Center was the first green office building in the Greater Reading area when it opened in 2009. The environmentally friendly features earned the building a platinum level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. That’s the highest certification level possible.
We built the first commercial green building in Berks County because we wanted to show the community that it’s possible to go green and still have a normal, functioning facility. We also brought in specialists to work with local contractors to increase the number of local companies that can build green.