“The strength of USGBC has always been the collective strength of our leaders in the building industry,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, SSRCx demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification of Gold.”
LEED Gold certification was awarded to SSRCx for the design and construction of its corporate office. Projects are judged on a number of green features, including: innovation in design, sustainable sites, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and energy and water efficiency. “When it was time to create new office space for SSRCx, we relied on the expertise we share with clients and collaborated with the building team to create an efficient and environmentally friendly place,” said Mike Coyne, SSRCx managing principal.
The layout and construction of the SSRCx corporate office achieve the following conservation measures: • 45 percent water savings with TOTO® restroom fixtures; • 92 percent of electronic equipment and appliances is ENERGY STAR rated and Green Power is used for electricity; • 50 percent of the building materials were manufactured regionally and many contain recycled content; • 90 percent of office waste is recycled through a comprehensive program that was also implemented for construction; • 30 percent of exterior open space has been preserved; and • 80 percent of low-emitting materials credits awarded with CRI Green labeled carpet and Greenguard-certified furniture used throughout the building.
SSRCx also received innovation points for its ongoing Green Housekeeping program and an active education program, designed to inform employees and visitors about sustainable initiatives.
To schedule a tour of the SSRCx corporate office, contact Anna Johnson at (615) 460-0521 or email@example.com.
About SSRCx SSRCx, a division of Smith Seckman Reid, is a leading facilities commissioning provider. The company ensures facilities work better by verifying and documenting that buildings and their systems are designed and installed in a quality manner and meet the needs of the owner and its occupants. SSRCx provides commissioning services at any stage of a project, from design to completion, including facilities that have been built and running for a significant amount of time. For more information about SSRCx, call (800) 545-6732 or visit www.ssrcx.com.