The development of the entire Slocum Center campus was guided by principles embodying a conscientious approach to energy, environmental design, and construction. One of the project’s distinctions is that it is one of only a few in the private sector to seek LEED certification. As a result of these aspirations, many features of the landscape design are distinguished from conventional practice. Also included are storm water quality vegetated bio-swales, eco-lawns, and native plantings. Included in the landscape are 187 new trees. The project received LEED Gold certification, and was awarded 1st place Landscape Architecture by AIA SWO in 2009.