NRDC remodel earns highest LEED-CI rating ever
March 02, 2011
http://www.croxtoncollaborative.com/proj_nrdc08.htm Croxton Collaborative Architects designed the project as a high performance sustainable prototype. The green upgrade featured: • A high efficiency HVAC unit (40.3% more efficient than code) • Lighting design that is 36.8% more efficient than code • Thermal upgrade/retrofit via environmentally benign insulation plus high performance glazing • Daylight maximized through optimized ceiling geometries, high reflectance surfaces, dual-zone daylighting control, and a daylight responsive continuous dimming system. A notable strategy was to “democratize the window” with a design that pulls workstations away from the window. This scheme improved circulation within the space, and improves the thermal quality (unobstructed mixing of radiant heat plus glare reduction via upper/lower daylighting control).