Friday, June 18, 2010

AECOM Project LEED Certified

This is the lobby of the renovated offices.^

The renovated offices of AECOM Technology Corporation in Roanoke in the Wachovia Tower has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for Commercial Interiors Level 3 Certification from the Cool Green Biz program.

The AECOM design and commissioning team worked with Martin Bros. Contractors, Inc. of Roanoke to incorporate sustainable design features into the 44,375-square-foot tenant upfit. The three-floor renovation is housed in a commercial office building in Roanoke’s downtown.

The office upgrade features energy-efficient lighting, daylight harvesting, and occupancy sensors to significantly lower energy consumption. The project received 27 credits to qualify for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Silver rating for Commercial Interiors, version 2.0.

The project’s access to public transportation and parking contributes to Sustainable Site Credits on the LEED rating scale. LEED credits are weighted to reflect their potential environmental impacts. AECOM’s portfolio features 67 LEED certified projects and includes 147 registered projects. This is the second LEED certified project completed by the construction team.

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