Sustainable Sites

○ Access to public transport within a ¼-mile radius.

○ Reusing a building in a densely populated area vs. less populated reduces vehicle miles traveled and reduces construction material and waste.

○ Indoor bike parking and changing area for employees and bike parking on the street.

Water Efficiency

○ Reducing the baseline water consumption of the building by a minimum of 20 percent. (They are hoping for more as design tweaks are finalized.)

○ Low-flow fixtures in the bathrooms.

Energy and Atmosphere

○ Minimizing known pollutants in the HVAC system by making sure that refrigeration are low-polluting and don’t use HCFCs.

○ Use of Energy Saver fixtures.

○ Installation of a 75-kilowatt photovoltaic (solar) system on the roof to offset energy costs.

○ Reduced energy through natural light where possible, using low energy light fixtures, kitchen equipment and lighting controls.

Materials and Resources

○ Divert 75 percent of construction waste into recycling instead of landfill.

○ Using green interior finishes/furniture – regionally made, regionally sourced interiors.

○ On-site recycling and composting.

○ Selling spent grain for agricultural use.

Indoor Environmental Quality

○ Building will always be smoke-free.

○ Low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitting paints, sealants and coatings for better air quality.

○ Daylight and views for seated spaces.