The U.S. Green Buildings Council has designated Stuart Jet Center’s new flight training, maintenance and avionics facility at Whitham Field in Stuart, Fla.,as a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (Leed) certified building. The $3.5 million, 9,900-sq-ft, three-story structure features a reclaimed water irrigation system, native plant landscaping, motion-detector LED parking lot lighting, solar panels, low-flow conservation water usage, high-efficiency air conditioning systems and energy-efficient high-impact windows.
“Stuart Jet Center is expanding,” said Dan Capen, president of the company. “As we continue to grow, we recognize the importance of limiting our environmental footprint, that’s why we felt it was important to go through the Leed certification process to ensure we’re doing our part to conserve our community.”
Stuart Jet Center occupies 53 acres at Witham Field.