Category: Commercial buildings

Leading sustainability firm Verdani Partners Pursues Groundbreaking Fitwel Certifications with Clarion Partners

Leveraging Fitwel’s global certification system focused on promoting human health through evidence-based design strategies, Clarion will implement Fitwel’s health and well-being roadmap in five new residential properties in the fall of 2018. This will be the largest portfolio with submissions for multifamily residential properties to date for Fitwel. Verdani secured its first Fitwel certification through another long-time client, CommonWealth Partners, at 560 Mission in San Francisco, CA earlier this year.

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3 World Trade Center Opens for Business

Located at 175 Greenwich Street, 3 WTC was designed by Pritzker prize-winning architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.  Featuring a reinforced concrete core encased by a steel structure and defined by its load-sharing system of K-shaped bracing, the building has floor-to-ceiling glass and column-free floor plates, creating unobstructed 360-degree panoramic views of New York City.

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evolv1 sets a new benchmark for Green Building Innovation with Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design certification

The Cora Group announced that it has been awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design certification by the Canada Green Building Council® (CaGBC) for evolv1. A new commercial multi-tenant office building now in construction, evolv1 is one of 16 elite projects across Canada to be selected by the CaGBC to participate in a two-year pilot of its new Zero Carbon Building Standard. It is also the first building to earn the Zero Carbon Building – Design certification.

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Hoefer Wysocki Designs Award-Winning SelectQuote Office Complex Expansion in Overland Park, Kansas

Hoefer Wysocki was hired as the design architect and interior designer to facilitate SelectQuote’s office expansion. The Hoefer Wysocki team implemented an employee-centric design, rich with amenities. The space offers outdoor break areas, game and media rooms, a coffee bar and a flexible grandstand collaboration staircase. The interior design embraces the SelectQuote brand of providing exceptional customer service in a fun and bold environment.

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Plans for $300 million renovation of 550 Madison Avenue unveiled

As part of the renovation, 550 Madison’s proposed public space will be nearly doubled in size and converted to an outdoor garden, providing a verdant landscape with water features and trees as a respite from the dense urban fabric of Manhattan. The existing mid-block passageway at the rear of the tower connecting 55th and 56th Street will be transformed into a serene public space.

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Key Center Lobby Reposition

Following the purchase of the 23-story Key Center, Bellevue, Wash., the new building owners quickly determined the need to update the common areas of the building which had grown tired since the building’s completion in 2000. The design solution was to treat the lobby as a series of seven rooms, or stage sets—merging notions of work and hospitality—that were connected through color and seating arrangements.

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Toyota headquarters campus takes ‘The LEED’ in Texas

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas has officially achieved LEED Platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Jonathan Kraatz, executive director, USGBC Texas Chapter, presented the prized Platinum plaque to Jim Lentz, TMNA president and chief executive officer, today at the new campus. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED Platinum project in the state of Texas, to date.

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Guide to Green Building Products – Product of the Week

Rosendale Natural Cement Products®: Natural cement is made at much lower temperatures allowing much less fuel to be burned. The estimated reduction in CO2 is on the order of 600 pounds per ton of cement. Natural Cement retains its resilience, providing high performance and low maintenance over a building’s extended life cycle.

Rosendale Natural Cement Products®: Natural cement is made at much lower temperatures allowing much less fuel to be burned. The estimated reduction in CO2 is on the order of 600 pounds per ton of cement. Natural Cement retains its resilience, providing high performance and low maintenance over a building’s extended life cycle.

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