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Rick Fedrizzi To Bestow LEED Plaque To First Platinum Building In Orange County, Calif.

The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, Calif.
LPA, Inc.

Positively Green is a celebration of the greenest building in Orange County on the greenest day of the year, St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2009.

Rick Fedrizzi, president of the internationally renowned U.S. Green Building Council, will honor the Environmental Nature Center with the first LEED Platinum plaque in Orange County.

USGBC president Rick Fedrizzi
LPA, Inc.

The ENC is a non-profit that provides hands on experiences with nature to more than 16,000 students annually. For the Architects, Interior Designers, Planners and Landscape Architects from LPA Inc., the design for the ENC came naturally.

"Given the ENC's mission to introduce and educate the community on the importance of our natural world, we knew that the building had to be a model of sustainability for the region," explains Dan Heinfeld, president of LPA Inc. "Having Rick Fedrizzi present the LEED Platinum plaque to the ENC is very appropriate and validates the great work of the entire design team."

The outdoor event deck surrounds an existing fire pit, creating an intimate, fireside amphitheater. The Butterfly garden is pictured on the left.
LPA, Inc.

Admission to Positively Green is $30 and includes green drinks and appetizers. All proceeds benefit the ENC a non-profit 501©-3. RSVP is required; please call (949) 645-8489.

For more information, view the Positively Green e-vitation or visit

About ENC

The Environmental Nature Center is a 3.5-acre natural land preserve with 15 California native plant communities, wildlife habitats and walking trails. The ENC is a leader in education and provides visitors with opportunities to increase their knowledge understand and appreciate the natural world.

About LPA Inc.

LPA provides services in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, signage and graphics. With more LEED-certified buildings than any other firm in the state, LPA houses the top sustainable design experts in both Northern and Southern California. With extensive experience in public and private architecture, LPA designs a diversity of facilities that span from K-12 schools, colleges and universities, to civic and corporate establishments. Founded in 1965, LPA has more than 220 employees with offices in Irvine and Roseville, Calif.

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