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Grandview Yard Building Awarded LEED Certification

  • JULY 25, 2011
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On July 8th, the Grandview Yard Office Building was awarded LEED® Silver Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The building is located at 775 Yard Street in the new Grandview Yard development.  LEED Silver Certification was achieved under the LEED for Core & Shell rating system for the 96,000 SF, 3-story building that houses the offices for M+A Architects, Weber & Associates, Schindler Dentistry, as well as Massage Envy, Jason's Deli and the Buckeye Hall of Fame Grille.  Designed by the M+A Architects team for Nationwide Realty Investors, the Grandview Yard Office Building is one of the only new-construction LEED Certified commercial lease spaces in Columbus, Ohio.

The Grandview Yard Office Building achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

“With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, the Grandview Yard Office Building is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement.”

LEED certification of the Grandview Yard Building was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. Some of these features include:
- Brownfield Site Redevelopment
- Detailed Sustainable Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines as well as a Green Cleaning Program
- Water Use Reduction of 43% below baseline consumption
- Energy cost savings of 15.1% through the use of technologies such as:
- Improved thermal envelope
- High efficiency glazing
- Reduced lighting power density
- Energy efficient HVAC systems
- Construction Waste diversion rate of over 50% from the landfill
- Use of products totaling an overall recycled content of over 25%
- Use of low-emitting (low VOC) paints, sealants, and carpeting throughout
- Views to the exterior for a total of 95% of regularly occupied building spaces

As Grandview Yard development continues, the LEED Certified Office Building will serve as a model for any of the projects looking towards incorporating sustainable features.

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