MEDIA ADVISORY: FIRST LEED®-REGISTERED FLOATING GREEN BUILDING TO BE DEDICATED MONDAY
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, National Park Service, (702) 293-8691
Contact: Marina Nicola, Forever Resorts, LLC, (702) 586-2137
WHO: Officials from the National Park Service, Forever Resorts, LLC, and the design and engineering team involved in this groundbreaking structure.
WHAT: Media availability and public dedication ceremony. Special tours will be available for members of the media.
WHEN/WHERE: Monday, June 6, 2011. Media availability from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Public dedication ceremony is at 1 p.m.
Cottonwood Cove Marina and Resort
From Las Vegas take U.S. 95 south to Searchlight, Nev. In Searchlight slow to the speed limit, the first cross street will be Nipton Rd/Cottonwood Cove Rd, turn left and head east 13 miles on Cottonwood Cove Rd. to the resort.
WHY: The National Park Service and Forever Resorts, LLC are dedicating the first floating building in the world to be registered for LEED® certification at Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina on Lake Mohave. The building, which will serve as the marina’s operations office, is expected to be certified at the LEED® Gold rating.
The floating eco-friendly structure features sustainable modular construction and state-of-the-art energy-efficient and environmentally responsible materials and fixtures. Decking is made of a composite of rice hulls and recycled plastic and the exterior stucco is made of recycled tires. Use of low or no volatile organic compound materials, paints and adhesives will rid the building of the typical new building smell, improving the overall indoor air quality.
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