The St. Louis Business Journal recently announced the highest-rated LEED-certified buildings in our area – and we’re proud to be among the top green constructions in St. Louis. We pride ourselves in building to the highest standards, including Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum. It’s the top certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and takes careful planning every step of the way to achieve this level of sustainable design and construction.
According to the publication, our project at Chouteau’s Crossing for the Sheet Metal Workers’ AFL-CIO Local 36 Union Hall has the highest certification in our area – taking the top spot as the most sustainably built building in St. Louis. It scores an 89.86% of the standards necessary to reach this level, far surpassing the Platinum requirement of 80 percentage points. While we completed every aspect of the build with sustainability in mind – all 96,000 square feet – some of the highlights make this building as interesting as it is green:
- High-efficiency foam wall panels to save on new structural steel
- Wind turbines and solar panels to produce 15% of needed energy on site
- Skylights and sunshades to bring in natural light, while reducing heat loss
- Green roof panels with grass and gardens
To see the full list of LEED facts and figures, download the project profile PDF.
In addition to taking the top spot for St. Louis’ greenest building, we also landed at #7 and #14 on the list for our work on the Staples Promotional Products and Page Business Center projects. We’re excited for the recognition, but even happier to see our clients enjoying their green, sustainably designed buildings in the St. Louis region.