This eight-story, 180,000 square foot project involves significant upgrades of exterior and interior components and enabled the structure to achieve LEED Gold certification. Exterior improvements include all new high performance glazing, butt jointed glass, stainless steel column covers, and solar shading on the south and west facades.
The largest environmental service in any renovation project is retaining as much of the existing as practicable. In this project, the majority of the exterior masonry was retained as well as the existing marble flooring in the lobby and structure. This saving of the embodied energy was the projects largest contriubution to the enevironment
Toilets were redone with porcelain ceramic tile flooring, stone counter tops and water conserving fixtures and new accent lighting.
Mechanincal upgrades included deleting the perimeter heat pump unit, switching to water cooled units with centralized centrifugal chillers, demand controlled ventilation and all new duct-work and shallow VAV boxes to achieve a raised ceiling height of 9'-0'.