The design firm Perkins+Will recently announced that its Atlanta, Georgia office at 1315 Peachtree Street was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum, receiving 95 points - a record for any project in the Northern Hemisphere under the certification system, the Midtown Patch reported.
According to the news source, the building utilizes a series of energy efficient technologies and practices, helping to lower the overall energy consumption and costs for the structure.
"Perkins+Will has designed a showpiece building," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in a release. "1315 Peachtree Street exemplifies the kind of environmentally sustainable measures that can be taken during a building retrofit. It has earned its high LEED score and will continue to pay dividends through energy saving measures for decades to come."
The Patch reported that the building is equipped with passive sun shading, was designed to allow natural daylight in virtually every occupied space and had radiant heating installed throughout the structure. LED lamps and ambient fixtures helped to lower energy consumption associated with lighting.
The inclusion of a radiant heating system helps to lower energy consumption and costs, while also providing a comfortable and quiet warmth for people working in the building.
Certain products, like Warmboard radiant heating systems, maximize the efficiency of radiant heating, as it used less energy due to the way that its heating panels are designed.
The Warmboard system relies on the use of highly-conductive aluminum tubing, which helps to provide heat without requiring the use of large amounts of energy, unlike its competitors. Easy on the wallet and comfortable during winter months, this product helps to save green in terms of both the environment and in terms of operating costs.