The US Green Building Council (USGBC) president and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam and developer Chris Curtin will work to achieve LEED and LEED Zero Energy certifications for Brookridge Development in Overland Park, Kansas.
Brookridge, a cross-generational 200-plus acre mixed-use development, will feature nearly 2 million square feet of office capacity, urban living spaces, extensive retail, restaurant and entertainment venues.
It will also spotlight a multi-faceted focus on health and wellness, including approximately 50% green space, fountains, recreational golf, fitness facilities, miles of walking paths, hiking and biking trails, and both forested and open lawns.
Brookridge will tap into the abundant supply of wind and solar sourced energy produced in the State of Kansas to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the project. In recognition of this partnership and its focus on wind and solar-generated energy, the State of Kansas has also joined the effort.
Last week, Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Toland co-signed the Brookridge Renewable Energy Initiative, placing the state at the forefront of sustainable development.
The comprehensive Green program at the Brookridge development is also designed to work harmoniously with Overland Park’s dedicated visioning and planning efforts laid out in the initiatives of the City of Overland Park. Other partners involved in the project include WDG Architects for land planning and architecture and GBA for civil engineering.