Category Case Studies
LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION
Corgan Associates, Inc., with offices in Dallas, New York, Phoenix, Beijing, Houston, and London, was recently awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the design of their new corporate headquarters building. The nominal sixty thousand square foot three story facility is located in the heart of the City of Dallas West End historic district. The building was designed to contextually fit into the neighborhood, yet implement a modern sustainable facility incorporating green principles. The building design incorporated high percentages of recycled and regional materials, implemented sophisticated technological energy controls that optimizes and manages energy resources, included a rainwater collection system, implemented daylight harvesting strategies, included an efficient cool roofing system, integrated reduced heat island materials, provided light pollution reducing lighting fixtures, incorporated indigenous landscaping, included ultra water conserving fixtures, provided numerous views from the interior to the exterior, and diverted over seventy-five percent of the construction waste from landfills.