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500 Town Park project achieves LEED Silver Certification

Written by: Alexa Stone

Lake Mary’s 500 Town Park building recently earned LEED Silver Certification.

What is LEED?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification was developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). It evaluates a building’s environmental performance.

Why certify a building?

Environmental performance brings a substantial potential for savings. Among the ongoing, measurable benefits for this project:

  • Indoor water use was reduced by 44%.
  • Energy consumption costs were reduced by 25%.

Key achievements

In assessing the construction project and the building itself in detail, several achievements were recorded:

  • 89% of construction waste was diverted from landfill and incineration.
  • 33% of the building’s materials consist of recycled content.
  • 100% of adhesives, paints, and coatings meet low-no VOC national requirements.
  • 100% of flooring meets low-no VOC national requirements.
  • 59% of the building’s materials were manufactured and extracted within 500 miles.
  • 53% of all woods used on the project were Forestry Steward Council certified. (FSC)
  • Minimum code requirements for outdoor air delivered to building occupants were exceeded by 30%.

Ground breaking for 500 Town Park was in fall, 2016. The sustainability work done for the Providence One and Piedmont Office Realty Trust project included a comprehensive Green Building – Sustainability guideline for fit-out, alterations, and purchasing for all Tenants. A comprehensive Green Cleaning Program Policy was also authored and implemented.