Friday, June 26, 2009

Spectrum's Work on State & City Cited

State & City Building cited^

The Virginia Sustainable Building Network (VSBN) has awarded Spectrum Design its 2009 Green Innovation Award for Best Multi-Family Residential Facility for the State & City Building in downtown Roanoke.

The award was presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of VSBN on June 25 in Charlottesville.

“This is a terrific honor from our peers with the Virginia Sustainable Building Network,” says John Garland, PE, LEED AP, President and Principal at Spectrum Design which oversaw the LEED-certification and historic preservation process. “Identifying creative new ways to incorporate green design and technologies into our building projects has long been a passion for Spectrum Design. The State & City Building is a shining example of environmental stewardship and we continue to be proud and humbled by the role we played in its restoration.”

In December 2007 the State & City Building became the first building in the Roanoke and New River Valleys to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification, the second building in Virginia to combine LEED-certification and historic preservation, and the first building in the nation to combine historic preservation and LEED-certification into transforming an office building into condominiums.

Spectrum Design worked with construction firm Breakell, Inc. and the building’s owner, Rob Glenn, to achieve the certification. Mark Garland, LEED AP, served as the LEED coordinator for the project.

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