The centre was debuted at the Greenbuild Expo sustainable building conference in Washington 18 months ago
The new Growing Green Silber Centre built on the campus of Parks & People Foundation, Baltimore, has selected LG Electronics as its leading technology provider.
The mission of the non-profit organisation is to unite Baltimore city through parks and it hosts out-of-school time education and recreation youth programming while also supporting, renovating and creating new park and green spaces throughout Baltimore.
The LG-sponsored centre, which is committed to environmental sustainability and energy-efficient technologies, will serve as the new home for a high school environmental internship programme.
The programme employs interns to help maintain public green spaces while earning a pay cheque and learning about educational and green-career pathways.
The innovative, sustainably-constructed Silber Centre features a number of energy efficient and Energy Star certified LG products, including air conditioning systems, consumer electronics and home appliances.
“The new Jean and Sidney Silber Centre showcases the highest level of green building design, and we can’t wait for campus guests to get a closer look,” said Lisa Millspaugh Schroeder, president and CEO, Parks & People Foundation.
The Silber Centre, which debuted at the Greenbuild Expo sustainable building conference in Washington 18 months ago, was commissioned by Parks & People and the US Green Building Council, in partnership with Building Design+Construction magazine.
The Jean and Sidney Silber Centre was unveiled in its permanent location with a tour highlighting the importance of incorporating sustainable materials in building and education.
“LG’s energy-efficient solutions for commercial and residential facilities help create a more sustainable future, and we’re proud to contribute to the community through this process,” added Kevin McNamara, senior vice president and general manager, air conditioning technologies, LG Electronics USA.
“Our support for the new Silber Centre underscores LG’s mission to give back to local communities with a focus on innovative, greener systems.”
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