Our Family Office: Partners
The LEED Gold Certification awarded to The Arthur
M. Blank Family Office is a tribute to the group of committed
professionals who embraced our values and environmental goals
in planning and constructing this building.
Energy Institute initiated the discussion and education
process regarding LEED certification.
& Green Building Services (CxGBS)
guided the planning and construction teams in the application
of sustainable development principles and managed commissioning
of the building.
- The design by Surber
Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects integrated energy
efficiency, utilized materials with recycled content and sourced
certified wood from Forest Stewardship Council certified forests.
- Interiors designed by Culpepper,
McAuliffe and Meaders, Inc. used reclaimed wood flooring
and low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, sealants, carpets
- The mechanical and electrical design by Barrett
Woodyard & Associates is 40 percent more efficient
than current code requirements.
Partners, using Xeriscape
principles and high efficiency irrigation systems, reduced watering
requirements by 80 percent.
- Combined with Xeriscape principles, the rainwater
harvesting system designed by PBS&J
and Barrett Woodyard & Associates meets 100 percent
of the landscape irrigation requirements, eliminating the need
for city-supplied irrigation water and reducing the load on
storm water and sewer systems.
- Constructed by Hardin
Construction Company, LLC and Humphries
and Company in a joint venture, the construction team
recycled over 72 percent of the construction waste, utilizing
crushed concrete from the demolition work for soil stabilization,
structural fill and infrastructure backfill. In addition, they
implemented construction indoor air quality management to minimize
construction employee exposure and potential of indoor air quality
concerns after occupancy.