LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 9 of 9

Part 9: Innovation in Design Process

Our office earned 4 innovation credits, 2 for exemplary performance of existing LEED credits and 2 for sustainable practices that are not (yet) credited under the LEED rating system.

1: The credit for Furniture and Furnishing Reuse requires a minimum of 30% reuse by value; we were able to use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials equal to 89% of the total furniture and furnishing value. By reusing materials and products, we are keeping them out of landfills.

2: We have implemented a Green Cleaning and Housekeeping Policy that sets environmental standards for cleaning products and office supplies and establishes an office cleaning and maintenance schedule.

3: 100% of our energy is purchased from green power, whereas the Green Power credit only requires 50%.

4:  Our last innovation credit is you! We have created and participated in outreach programs to raise awareness about sustainable design, including: educational activities, open houses, our website and our blog postings.

To close our mini-series on how we achieved LEED Gold, we would like to thank Knox Heritage for their efforts in preserving the 500 block of Gay Street.

WROL Building, August 12, 1937; Calvin M McClung Historical Collection. Other historic images of our building are on display in our stairwell.

Thanks for following our 9 part series on the LEED Gold Cetrification of our office space. We would love to help you reach a new level of sustainability in your own projects. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or would like to schedule a meeting.

Please visit our website for finished images of our office space or to browse other projects!