Gallery: Christman HQ: The World’s First Double LEED Platinum Building

The 82 year-old Christman Building in Lansing, Michigan is the world's first building to be achieve double LEED Platinum certification. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was resurrected by an incredible green renovation led by the SmithGroup. The renovated space, which serves as the headquarters for The Christman Company, has earned LEED Platinum certifications for both Core and Shell (CS) and Commercial Interiors (CI) - read on for a look inside!

The Christman Company is a construction management and development firm that specializes in historic renovations, so it was only fitting that the firm chose a historic five-story building in the heart of downtown Lansing to locate their new headquarters. The company wanted to prove its commitment to healthy interiors and energy efficiency through the ultimate green renovation demonstration project.

The Christman Company worked with SmithGroup to renovate the old Mutual Building into the world’s first “Double Platinum” LEED certified building – the project was awarded certification for both its Core and Shell (CS) and Commercial Interiors (CI). The project has also garnered a number of prestigious awards since its building completion in 2008.


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