Robins & Morton Corporate Office achieves LEED GOLD CI
Birmingham based general contractor Robins & Morton received LEED GOLD-CI certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on the recent renovation of their corporate offices. The renovation was the first LEED GOLD-CI project in Alabama according to www.usgbc.com. LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) is the recognized system for certifying high-performance green interiors that are healthy, productive places to work; are less costly to operate and maintain; and have a reduced environmental footprint.
Select sustainable features throughout the renovation include:
- 85% of materials utilized were manufactured or extracted regionally (within 500 miles of Birmingham)
- 85% of construction waste was diverted from landfills through recycling efforts or donations
- full glass interior walls along the perimeter of the renovated space allows for 75% of offices to receive significant natural sunlight
- plumbing modifications resulted in 38% water reduction
- an indoor air quality management plan was implemented to ensure the comfort and well being of installers and occupants. This plan included the use of low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, sealants and adhesives, dust control through negative air machines and installation of specialized filters on all HVAC equipment
In addition to the recent LEED GOLD office renovation, the construction firm has implemented several “green” initiatives and activities such as providing sustainable training for employees, clients and business partners including numerous classes that are part of the USGBC Credential Maintenance Program. Other activities include utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and diverting construction waste from landfills through a company-wide waste management program.
- Sustainability challenge-21 days
- Project starts/completions