The Jessie has achieved LEED gold certification.

Energy conservation and green building practices were guideposts for the renovation and resulted in:

  • All new glazing throughout the building to conserve energy;
  • A white, reflective roof;
  • Solar storage tanks with pump stations and roof mounted solar collectors that supplement the electric water heaters;
  • Energy efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures;
  • Heating ventilating and air conditioning equipment that uses non – ozone depleting refrigerants;
  • A secure bicycle room with storage racks, shower and changing locker rooms to encourage the use of alternate means of transportation and reduce the impacts from automobile use.