Coastal Enterprises Inc.’s new headquarters in Brunswick has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design “platinum” accreditation, the highest level awarded for commercial building energy-efficiency and sustainability.

It was only the sixth new commercial project in Maine to receive a LEED platinum designation, according to CEI.

CEI’s building received full marks for energy efficiency, thanks to its energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and mechanical systems, as well as insulation. A solar array of photovoltaic panels installed on the building’s roof produces more than half of the electricity used in the building, according to CEI.

Founded in 1977, CEI provides financing, consulting and policy advocacy for businesses and projects in Maine and rural regions throughout the U.S. Its focus areas include businesses that rely on natural resources, such as ocean- and land-based food systems, renewable energy and nature tourism.

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