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Green Guaranteed: 13 Projects Certified in 2013

From our Ideas+Buildings Blog

Design professionals across Perkins+Will are constantly pushing to design the most sustainable buildings, spaces, neighborhoods, and systems. We recognize the resulting innovation in many ways, both inside and outside of the firm. One such way is through certifications with recognized third party organizations, such as the USGBC, Canada Green Building Council, Green Globes, Living Building Challenge, and more.

While several dozen projects were certified in 2013, we’re proud to share this sampling of 13, plus a sneak peek at some of the certifications that have already happened in 2014.

 

HILLSHIRE BRANDS HEADQUARTERS


Chicago, Illinois, USA // LEED Gold
Faced with a quick timeline and a recently rebranded client, the project team happily embraced the opportunity to transform a space originally designed for a printing plant. The final project includes a variety of contemporary offices, test kitchens, and meeting spaces.

 

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA’S CENTRE FOR INTERACTIVE RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABILITY (CIRS)


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada // LEED Platinum
Designed to be the most environmentally sustainable building in North America, this multiple-award winning project is UBC’s first LEED Platinum building. It is also on track to receive full certification though the Living Building Challenge. Learn more+

 

EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER MONTGOMERY


East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA // LEED Silver
At 360,000 square feet and already expanding, and as the first new hospital built in the region in over a decade, this comprehensive medical center is setting a precedent for both patient care and environmental stewardship at a large scale. Learn more+

 

COSTAR GROUP HEADQUARTERS


Washington DC, USA // LEED Platinum
For this leading information, marketing, and analytics firm, energy efficiency was among the many sustainable priorities addressed. Daylight harvesting, advanced energy monitoring systems, occupancy sensors, and highly efficient light fixtures and equipment all contribute to reduced energy usage. Learn more+

 

WADENA-DEER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL + HIGH SCHOOL


Wadena, Minnesota, USA // LEED Silver
After a severe tornado passed through Wadena in 2010, the community lost their high school, community center, and community athletic facilities. The project team worked closely with teachers, students, administrators, and residents to quickly design and build a new academic and recreational home for the community. Learn more+

 

NEMOURS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL


Orlando, Florida, USA // LEED Gold
While this hospital design embodies several sustainable strategies, the project is notably filled with natural light and surrounded by plant-filled public spaces, creating the effect of a “Hospital-in-a-Garden.” In consultation with Stanley Beaman & Sears, Architect of Record, Perkins+Will led the Clinical Design and Interior Design for the project. Learn more+

 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON’S SOUTH LAKE UNION SCHOOL OF MEDICINE


Seattle, Washington, USA // LEED Gold
This building for the School of Medicine, phase 3.1 in an extensive project for UW’s campus in South Lake Union, includes several unique features that contribute to its environmentally responsible performance. Among these are a heat recovery chiller, chilled beams, and a cistern to capture and utilize storm water for irrigation. Learn more+

 

SPAULDING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL


Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA // LEED Gold
Located on a remediated brownfield parcel in the Charlestown Navy Yard, this project demonstrates a commitment to both the environment and to the broader community. Currently, 75 percent of the hospital’s first floor is for public use and is integrated with the Boston Harborwalk. Learn more+

 

HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO SAN VICENTE DE PAUL


Rionegro, Colombia // LEED Silver
This diverse public project incorporates several sustainable features, including ample daylight throughout the facility, green roofs, solar hot water heating, rain water retention, and a high performance building skin. Learn more+

 

PERKINS+WILL BOSTON (225 FRANKLIN)


Boston, Massachusetts, USA // LEED Gold
At Perkins+Will, we walk the talk. Each of our offices embraces sustainable design, active design, evidence-based design, cutting edge workplace design, and more. In many ways, our offices serve as labs for our latest thinking, as demonstrated in our recently LEED Gold certified Boston office. Learn how another office embraced sustainability in their space+

 

GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE


New Haven, Connecticut, USA // LEED Gold
Just short of a LEED Platinum certification, Gateway Community College’s new downtown campus proudly meets the 2030 Challenge, an exceptionally unique accomplishment for a publicly funded institution. In addition, the new facility transforms a neglected part of New Haven, contributing to the revitalization of downtown. Learn more+

 

COLUMBIADOCTORS MIDTOWN


New York, New York, USA // LEED Gold
Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this highly efficient and beautiful outpatient center achieved every possible Indoor Air Quality credit, including two additional Regional Priority Credits, in its LEED certification. Learn more+

 

BRESCIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE PAVILION


London, Ontario, Canada // Five Green Globes
Comprised of dormitories, gathering and study spaces, and a food service marche with menus created by Brescia’s own hospitality and nutrition students, this project provides bright and flexible spaces for the university’s contemporary students. While not directly correlated, the outstanding achievement five Green Globes is comparable to achieving LEED Platinum.

 

A SNEAK PEAK AT 2014′s CERTIFICATIONS


140 New Montgomery // San Francisco, California, USA // LEED Gold
Recently profiled in both The Atlantic and Architectural Record, the project preserved history while also attaining a whopping 23 out of 28 possible LEED points in regards to Sustainable Sites.

Vale Living with Lakes Centre // Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada // LEED Platinum
Located beside Lake Ramsey, in an area with a history of damage caused by mining smelters, both the building and its programs help to rehabilitate the natural surroundings. Learn more+

GWU’s Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics // Washington DC, USA // LEED Gold
This adaptive reuse project consisted of transforming three townhouses, including one historic structure, into a facility where staff and students could provide pro bono legal services to underserved members of the community.

Cornell Community Centre and Branch Library // Cornell, Ontario, Canada // LEED Silver
A uniquely mixed-use facility, this community-focused project establishes an integrated campus in partnership with the Markham-Stouffville Hospital, including a hospital, community center, library, public green space, and more. Learn more+

UF’s Clinical Translational Research Building // Gainesville, Florida, USA // LEED Platinum
Part of the university’s Health Sciences District, the cutting-edge CTRB project serves as the home of the NIH-funded Institute on Aging as well as the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute. Learn more+

 

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