Michigan Building First to Earn Double LEED Platinum Certification
The renovation of a historic building in downtown Lansing was designed entirely by SmithGroup and included efficient lighting and mechanical systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and materials with low emissions of volatile organic compounds. The building is expected to use 34% less energy than a comparable conventional building. Almost all—92%—of the existing walls, roof, and floors were reused in the renovation, which followed the standards for historic renovation set by the Secretary of the Interior (see
The Christman Company has developed a green housekeeping program and will commission the building continuously for the first year, then once every five years. More information is available at.
Wendt, A. (2008, September 25). Michigan Building First to Earn Double LEED Platinum Certification. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/newsbrief/michigan-building-first-earn-double-leed-platinum-certification