Painted Dog Valley at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
has achieved the International Living Future Institute
's Living Building Challenge petal certification.
This certification is the world's most rigorous performance standard for buildings and recognizes spaces that help the environment.
The LBC praised Painted Dog Valley for being made with long-lasting materials, fostering a sense of community and immersing visitors in the beauty of the African savannah.
Cincinnati Zoo is known as the greenest zoo in the country, and is committed to maintaining the highest standard of sustainability in its building projects. In 2006, the Education Center received LEED silver certification and was the first of its kind in the city. Since then, the zoo has received LEED certification on each of its new building projects (Historic Vine Street Village, the Pavilion, the gift shop, Cat Canyon, the shipping/receiving building and Africa Phase 3).
Read more about the zoo's new certification here