Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast will celebrate City Hall's conservation-related features and LEED Certification at a "Green City Hall" event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1. The ceremony to unveil the LEED plaque in the City Hall lobby will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Attendees will take behind-the-scenes tours of the facility's LEED features, see a demonstration of the new Electric Vehicle Charging Station, enjoy light refreshments, meet the staff and learn more about our "green" City.

The opening ceremony will include presentations by Mayor Milissa Holland and Deirdre Irwin of the Florida Water Star program. The public will have the opportunity to see displays and learn how to apply conservation practices in their own homes, businesses and transportation options.

Palm Coast City Hall, located at 160 Lake Ave. - adjacent to Central Park in Town Center - opened in October 2015. The event is free and open to all.

City Hall was awarded LEED certification at the Silver level in 2016 for design and construction that demonstrates high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

"The City has always been committed to environmental practices and programs, and we are proud that we were able to make our new City Hall resource-efficient and innovative in nature," said City Administration Coordinator Denise Bevan. "Please join us for our Green City Hall event and help us celebrate our LEED Certification!"

The environmentally friendly features at Palm Coast City Hall include LED lighting throughout, insulated and tinted windows, a highly efficient HVAC chiller system, drought-tolerant landscaping and a rain garden, low-flow plumbing fixtures, a roof that prevents solar heat gain on the roof, occupancy sensors to automatically control lighting, use of building materials with better indoor air quality attributes, preferred parking for energy-efficient vehicles and an Electric Vehicle Charging Station.

For more information, contact Cindi Lane, Palm Coast Communications & Marketing Manager, and 386-986-3708.