Although I usually choose three (or more) projects to feature on my weekly LEED roundup, this week I’m going to focus on two projects.  The Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College is the first LEED Certified art museum in New York and One Haworth Center was named to TIME’s The Green Design 100 list.

Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College

New York now has its first LEED certified art museum; the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College has recently received LEED Silver certification.  The art museum is housed in a 65,000 square foot building.  In addition to art exhibitions, the facility also has classrooms, a lecture hall, and office and retail space.  

“The facility's state-of-the-art design incorporates innovative temperature and humidity control systems, which maintain a constant environment to protect valuable artwork. In some areas, calibrations are so precise that only variations of two percent humidity and three degrees are allowed.”  Source: PR Newswire

One Haworth Center

Earlier this week, I briefly touched on One Haworth Center in Holland, Michigan.  The building is a LEED-NC Gold Registered building and although it hasn’t achieved LEED certification yet, its recognition as one of TIME’s top green architecture projects has earned it a spot on my weekly LEED roundup.

One Haworth Center is the headquarters of Haworth, an office furniture and interior components manufacturer and Perkins+Will is the design force behind this unique project.  The building is 300,000 square feet of office space, meeting rooms, a café, a furniture gallery, informal meeting areas, and more.  

“An environmentally responsible approach leveraged a wide variety of deconstruction strategies and adaptive materials reuse techniques. More than 99% of construction waste generated was recycled, re-used or otherwise diverted from landfills during deconstruction.” Source: Perkins+Will

As always, if you’d like to see a LEED certified (or registered) project featured on my weekly roundup, drop me a note.

Photos by Perkins+Will

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