The KidZooU is the Philadelphia Zoo’s first LEED – certified exhibit.
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a certification process administered by the United States Green Buildings Council (USGBC). It is a rating system that associates points for design and construction practices that result in more energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings. The Philadelphia Zoo has implemented several green practices to make the KidZooU an "earth-friendly Children’s Zoo".
Join KidZooU to create an earth friendly environment at home, at school, or throughout your community! If a million kids turned their computers off for two hours, that would be equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road for one day! The solutions are simple and easy to do. Check out the Energy Saving, Water Conservation and Recycling sections to see how the Zoo and you can make a difference to Save Energy to Save Wildlife!