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Ben Franklin TechVentures LEED: Water-Efficient Landscaping

Water-Efficient Landscaping

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 landscaping measure, the landscape around the building features native, drought-tolerant, and non-invasive trees, shrubs, and grasses. These plantings eliminate the need for an irrigation system, minimize the need for fertilizer and pesticides, and establish a supportive ecosystem for birds and other urban wildlife.