CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. LEED® projects earn points by adhering to prerequisites and credits across nine measurements for building excellence from integrative design to human health to material use. The LEED® systems work for all buildings at all phases of development and are meant to challenge project teams and inspire outside-the-box solutions.
Stony Point Development Group achieved LEED Silver® for the core and shell of Dairy Central Phase 1 by implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Green buildings allow companies to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them a healthier, more comfortable space to work. To ensure sustainability initiatives are continued within the building each prospective tenant received the Tenant Guidelines that outlines implementable sustainability strategies that align with the core and shell sustainability strategies pursued for certification.
“Achieving LEED Silver® is a monumental task and one we are very proud to have accomplished, said Josh Batman, Stony Point Development Group Vice President. “Especially in a complicated adaptive re-use project like Dairy Market. It requires collaboration from everyone who touches the building. We were blessed with a fantastic project team and deeply committed Owners who pushed Dairy Market over our original target of certification to achieve the recognition of Silver.”
As a result of sustainable building practices, Dairy Central Phase 1, saw an indoor water use reduction of 32.80% compared to the baseline, which was achieved via low-flow fixtures throughout the building. In addition, Dairy Central Phase 1 saves 16,764 kWh/year of electricity and 13,845 therms/year of natural gas or 6.6% of energy cost savings compared to the baseline.
Coupled with the indoor water use reduction methods and energy cost saving initiatives, there were also several enhanced indoor …
Original Article: benzinga.com