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.

  • Southface
    Energy Institute
    initiated the discussion and education
    process regarding LEED certification.
  • Commissioning
    & 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
    and adhesives.
  • The mechanical and electrical design by Barrett
    Woodyard & Associates
    is 40 percent more efficient
    than current code requirements.
  • HighGrove
    , 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.