Photo credit: Richard Barnes
Materials & Resources
Adaptive Reuse: Over 80% of the existing wall, floor, and roof areas of the original building were retained per LEED-NC MR Credit 1.1.
Construction Waste Reduction: Of the 49.64 Tons of construction waste generated, 38.95 tons were diverted from landfills (78.5%) per LEED-NC MR Credit 2.1.
FSC wood: Over 50% of the wood products used in the project were FSC certified per LEED-NC MR Credit 7.0.
Rapidly Renewable Materials: Bamboo flooring, a rapidly renewable material, was used for all non-concrete floor surfaces in the project.
Low-VOC: All adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings and carpeting used in the project were low-VOC per LEED-NC EQ Credits 4.1,4.2, and 4.3.
Systems Furniture: All workstations and task chairs for the primary office tenant have earned MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) Gold/Silver level Cradle to Cradle certification for their exemplary sustainability.
Custom Furniture: A custom conference room table and coffee table were designed for the primary office tenant. Both pieces were built from re-sawn beams removed from the original building to make way for new exit stairs and elevator.
Design for Adaptability to Future Uses
The project is an adaptive reuse of a historic warehouse structure. The design of the new spaces promotes long-term flexibility by respecting the flexible bay spacing (to as great an extent as practicable) and open floor plan of the original warehouse structure.
- Reuse existing structure
- Identify items to be reused from existing structure
- Identify items to be salvaged from existing structure
- Recycle materials to be discarded from existing structure
- Use salvaged wood for finish carpentry
Materials and Wildlife Habitat
- Use wood products from independently certified, well-managed forests for rough carpentry
- Specify bamboo flooring instead of hardwood
- Use wood products from independently certified, well-managed forests for finish carpentry
- Building Deconstruction