A LEED Gold certificate from the US Green Building Council has been awarded to the Annenberg Community Beach House in California, US.
The building is the sixth public facility in Santa Monica to receive LEED certification and the first building of its kind to be certified.
The $31.5m public beach club secured $27.5m in funds from Annenberg Foundation, and was completed last year.
Its sustainable features include the integration of environmentally smart building systems and the use of sustainable construction materials.
The building employed systems preventing storm water and urban run-off pollution from reaching the beach and promotes sustainable modes of transportation, according to surfsantamonica.com.