Sharing What We've Learned

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a recognized global leader in sustainability and green building design. Phipps has met the world's most rigorous standards in green buildings, providing significant knowledge and expertise in sustainable design, construction and maintenance. The Green Building Toolkit Series shares Phipps’ development process, insights and impact, providing best practices for others. In this series of profiles, you'll learn how Phipps achieved various certifications and overcame challenges with best practices that can be applied to residential, community and commercial locations for healthier and more sustainable environments.

Green Building Toolkit Series

Center for Sustainable Landscapes: Inspired by Nature

This introductory case study document uses the Center for Sustainable Landscapes as a lens to provide a brief overview of Living Building Challenge, LEED®,  SITES™ and WELL™ standards.

Green Building Toolkit Series

Achieving the WELL Building Standard

A model for sustainable design and operations, the CSL is the first institution worldwide to achieve WELL Platinum Pilot Certification – the highest rating awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).


Want to learn more? Join us to take your green building knowledge to the next level:

  • Sustainability Training Workshop

    Wed., Feb. 21; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Opening Reception Tues., Feb. 20; 5 – 8 p.m.)

    In this interactive workshop, Phipps will walk through some of the most important rating systems related to green buildings, human health and landscapes, and show how to use them to help you to clearly define your expectations and set yourself up for success.

Learn more about Phipps' commitment to green healthy spaces here, and visit our Center for Sustainable Landscapes page for case studies by other institutions.

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