05 Mar '12, 3pm

Perkins + Will Retrofits 25 Year Old Office Building to LEED Platinum

Perkins + Will Retrofits 25 Year Old Office Building to LEED Platinum

There are millions of square feet of existing buildings that need to be renovated and upgraded; buildings from the 1980s can be particularly difficult. With their own offices, Architectural firm Perkins + Will has shown that a renovation can actually beat a new building at the LEED game, getting the highest score ever for a LEED platinum building in North America. © Perkins + Will Exterior renovations include more energy efficient exterior glazing and alterations to the front facade. An exterior terrace on the fifth floor serves as lunch, meeting and office social space. It also features a garden for employees to get their "green" thumbs dirty. © Perkins + Will I found this interesting: The interior represents the latest in workplace design, encouraging collaboration through office-wide wifi network access, computational nodes, collaborative benching-style workstations and...

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