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Perot Museum of Nature and Science awarded four Green Globes

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science recently achieved a four Green Globes® rating from the Green Building Initiative for its sustainability practices. The museum’s achievement is a rare feat — only 12 out of 759 Green Globes certified buildings in the US have achieved four Globes.

A nationally recognized green building guidance and assessment program, Green Globes helps commercial building owners advance environmental performance and sustainability through a rigorous online assessment that is followed by a comprehensive site visit and evaluation by an independent third-party assessor.

The Perot Museum achieved an overall rating of 85% on the Green Globes rating scale. The museum achieved a score of 100% for the site design and enhancement measures to minimize the building’s impact on the site. It also achieved a perfect score for its integrated design process, integration of environmental purchasing, commissioning plan and emergency response plan.

The Perot Museum, located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is a six story, 180,000-square-foot building. A significant feature is the 54-foot escalator contained in a 150-foot glass-enclosed tube-like structure that dramatically extends outside the building.
The museum, designed as a teaching tool that provides “living” examples of engineering, sustainability and technology at work, opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012.

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is the exclusive licensee of Green Globes. A recent report by the U.S. General Services Administration shows that Green Globes aligns with more of the federal sustainability requirements than any other green building rating system for new construction.