LEED Platinum and Green Awards for… a Rest Area!

When thinking of LEED certification, a roadside rest area is probably not the first project type that comes to mind, but the Philip S. Raine Safety Roadside Rest Area has achieved LEED Platinum, showing that a little project can have a big impact. Located 7 miles south of Tulare, CA on Highway 99, Raine Rest Area received a much needed makeover, with a result that is not only LEED certified, but also beautiful and functional, earning one of the “Awards of Excellence” by the California Transportation Foundation, and just this month earning two awards in the USGBC Central Coast Chapter Green Awards.