Florida Gulf Coast University’s Fine Arts #2 Music Building received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in February 2011. The initial project goal was for the LEED Silver Certification, so achieving the Gold level was especially rewarding for the University. Johnson Engineering was part of the project team that helped navigate the project through the certification process with determinants such as site development – maximizing open space, development density & community connectivity, stormwater management – quantity and quality, alternative transportation – fuel efficient vehicles & parking capacity, and heat island effect non-roof. This is the third building on campus to achieve LEED certification and the University has made it a commitment that all future buildings become LEED certified. Johnson Engineering is proud to work with the University and help them achieve their goal of creating a learning and working space that is deeply rooted in environmental awareness.