Bridgette Meinhold

Christman HQ: The World's First Double LEED Platinum Building

by , 08/20/10

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To preserve the character of the historic downtown building, over 92% of the existing walls, roofs and floors were salvaged and restored, while new materials were sourced from reused, recycled and regionally-manufactured sources. Around 77% of construction debris and demolition materials were diverted from the landfill.

A healthy interior work place was a major focus for the team — their design includes the use of low-VOC sealants, carpets, and interior finishes. Heating, cooling and ventilation is provided by an under-floor air distribution system, which provides individual control for each work station and generates 200-300% more ventilation than conventional systems. Additionally, 92% of the space receives natural daylight thanks to the large atrium with skylights located in the center of the building.

+ The Christman Company

+ SmithGroup

Via Mlive.com

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