AVA’s renovation project received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating, with 47 points, just shy of the Platinum LEED rating. AVA’s renovation of its 140-year-old building in downtown Lebanon resulted in many transformations: an important piece of historic Lebanon was preserved; a previously inaccessible building now welcomed people of all ages and abilities; and a building riddled with safety violations and structural deficiencies was thoroughly upgraded to comply with 21st-century international building codes.