LG Electronics USA is helping to provide sustainability efforts for the new Growing Green Center on the campus of the Parks & People Foundation. The organization is a nonprofit that hosts out-of-school time education and recreation youth programming while also supporting, renovating, and creating new park and green spaces throughout Baltimore.
The newly dedicated Jean and Sidney Silber Center supports Parks & People’s mission to unite Baltimore through parks. The LG-sponsored center — located steps from the Parks & People’s LEED Platinum headquarters in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park — will serve as the new home for Branches, Parks & People’s high school environmental internship program that employs interns in maintaining public green spaces while earning a paycheck and learning about educational and green-career pathways after high school.
“LG’s energy-efficient solutions for commercial and residential facilities help create a more sustainable future, and we’re proud to contribute to the community through this process,” said Kevin McNamara, senior vice president and general manager of air conditioning technologies at LG Electronics USA. “Our support for the new Silber Center underscores LG’s mission to give back to local communities with a focus on innovative, greener systems.”
Parks & People Foundation President & CEO Lisa Millspaugh Schroeder thanked LG and other project partners for making the newest addition to its campus a success.
“The new Jean and Sidney Silber Center showcases the highest level of green building design, and we can't wait for campus guests to get a closer look,” she said.
The Silber Center features a number of energy efficient and Energy Star® certified LG products, including air conditioning systems, consumer electronics, and home appliances. One such system is the LG Multi V Mini single-phase air conditioning system which offers LG’s flagship VRF technology to cool or heat an entire building or just a single area or room.
The Silber Center debuted at the Greenbuild Expo sustainable building conference in Washington 18 months ago. It was unveiled in its permanent location with a tour highlighting the importance of incorporating sustainable materials in building and education.