High performance energy efficient glass was used. The frit pattern of the tree canopy on the glass was designed with the energy performance in mind.
All exterior wood is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. The interior wood is FSC certified or reclaimed. All of the wood flooring is regionally salvaged from a turn of the century warehouse in Galveston, Texas.
There is a Green Education Program throughout the building that includes signage, touch screens in the lobby and tours.
The mechanical system consists of a geothermal well system under the parking lot as well as a cooling tower will operate in the off hours when the building is not occupied. This design will help to achieve an estimated energy cost savings of almost 50%.
When is 95 points a perfect score? When AB builds a LEED Platinum building…
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices. It provides a standard for environmentally sustainable construction.
In addition to being a way to recognize environmental leadership in the building industry, LEED certification was created to develop and address six major areas:
Currently Anslow Bryant has seven LEED personnel and takes an active role in research and development of sustainability. We recently completed The Treehouse Memorial City which scored 95 LEED points making it the greenest building in The State of Texas to date and earning the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest certification ranking – LEED Platinum. The Treehouse is a unique concept in a collaborative and sustainable office of the future. The Treehouse – a two-story, 14,700-square-foot structure located at 963 Bunker Hill in Memorial City – is home to all of Memorial City’s development activities including, master planning, architecture, construction, and interior design. It combines modern design, innovative technology, and green building principles, serving as a collaborative environment for stimulating inventive ideas between the developer and its partners.