Effective Site Selection
Ben Franklin TechVentures2 was designed and constructed using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System. This standard promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. To address LEED’s site selection measure, TechVentures2 was built in a previously developed location with pre-existing utilities and roadways, limiting damage to the environment and preserving ecologically valuable land. Further, the building’s use complements the uses and activities already on site, to help encourage development density that allows building occupants to share resources while reducing the associated need for vehicular travel.