Both the Mills Building and 333 Pine Building are LEED Platinum Certified. This LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
The Mills Complex achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurables strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
In addition, both the Mills Building and 333 Pine Building are WELL Health & Safety Rated. This Rating was developed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future.
The Mills Complex achieved a variety of features across the following areas in order to receive the Rating: sanitation procedures, emergency preparedness programs, health services resources, innovation and stakeholder engagement & communication.
This section illustrates ways in which the Mills Complex encourages these practices within the community.