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Green Education Project Wins LEED Platinum

Southern California's Frontier Project Goes Green To Educate About Green

By: Lydia Wood - Friday, July 2, 2010

June 23, 2010- Rancho Cucamonga, CA - The Frontier Project Foundation in Rancho Cucamonga, CA recently received notification of receipt of the LEED Platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Frontier Project Foundation, which was responsible for the construction of the project,, is a non-profit organization established by the Cucamonga Valley Water District in 2005 that is dedicated to meeting the environmental challenges facing Southern California. Its mission is to show how sustainable design can be economical, efficient, and inviting by demonstrating innovations for Southern California living and working environments. The Frontier Project consists of a one-acre site that includes a 14,000 square foot sustainable resource center, demonstration gardens, and an onsite water retention system. The USGBC’s recognition of the Project is confirmation the mission is already being achieved.

“The Frontier Project was constructed to be a community resource, where visitors can learn about new technologies and systems, and get ideas of things they can do at their home or their business to be better environmental stewards,” commented Foundation Chairman Randall James Reed. “The fact that we are receiving the LEED Platinum rating is a testament that our planning and design have created a project that is useful and beneficial: it demonstrates environmental efficiency in both its design and its function.”

Completed in November 2009, the Frontier Project has since averaged 500 visitors per month, through tours, workshops, community events, and class field trips. The Frontier Project Foundation is a founding member of the USGBC-Inland Empire chapter, the local branch of the USGBC.

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