“Achieving LEED Silver® is a monumental task and we are very proud to have accomplished it,” said Josh Batman, vice president of the Stony Point development group.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (PRWEB)
January 09, 2022
LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), is the world’s most widely used green building rating system and an international symbol of excellence. LEED® projects earn points for meeting prerequisites and credits on nine measures for building excellence, from integrative design to human health to material use. LEED® systems work for all buildings at all stages of development and are intended to challenge project teams and inspire original solutions.
Stony Point Development Group has obtained LEED Silver® for the core and envelope of Dairy Central Phase 1 by implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas such as sustainable site development, water conservation, energy efficiency, material selection and the quality of the indoor environment. Green buildings allow businesses to operate more sustainably and provide the people in them with a healthier and more comfortable workspace. To ensure that sustainability initiatives continue in the building, each potential tenant has received tenant guidelines that outline achievable sustainability strategies that align with the core and envelope sustainability strategies pursued for the building. certification.
“Achieving LEED Silver® is a monumental task and we are very proud to have accomplished it,” said Josh Batman, vice president of the Stony Point development group. “Especially in a complicated adaptive reuse project like Dairy Market. This requires the collaboration of all who touch the building. We were fortunate to have a fantastic project team and deeply committed owners who pushed Dairy Market beyond our initial goal of certification to earn money recognition.
Thanks to sustainable building practices, Dairy Central Phase 1, saw a reduction in indoor water consumption of 32.80% compared to the baseline, which was achieved through low flow devices throughout the building. . In addition, Dairy Central Phase 1 saves 16,764 kWh / year of electricity and 13,845 therms / year of natural gas or 6.6% energy cost savings compared to the baseline scenario.
In addition to methods of reducing indoor water consumption and energy conservation initiatives, several improved indoor air quality strategies have also been put in place:
Every ventilation system that supplies outside air to occupied spaces has particulate filters with a minimum efficiency ratio (MERV) value of 13 or greater, in accordance with ASHRAE 52.2-2007.
All air filtration media were replaced after construction was completed and prior to occupancy.
B. Prevention of internal cross-contamination
Spaces where hazardous gases or chemicals may be present or used (eg the saloon is closed. For each of these spaces, self-closing doors and bulkheads from deck to deck or a hard cover ceiling have been installed. provided.
C. Entrance systems
Permanent entry systems at least 10 feet (3 meters) long in the primary direction of travel have been installed to capture dirt and particles entering the building through regularly used exterior entrances. These rugs are maintained weekly.
“The work of innovative construction projects like Dairy Phase 1 is a fundamental driving force in transforming the way our buildings are constructed, designed and operated,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC. “Buildings that achieve LEED® certification reduce carbon emissions, reduce operating costs and conserve resources while promoting sustainable practices and human health. Through Dairy Phase 1, we are increasing the number of green buildings and moving closer to USGBC’s goal of going beyond conventional buildings, while being environmentally and socially responsible and improving the quality of life for generations to come.
Project partners on dairy phase 1:
Cunning Ham Quill Architects, LPA, Hourigan, STRUCTR Advisors, Water Street Studio, Timmons Group, Ville de Charlottesville, Thalhimer, Retro Hospitality
About the Stony Point Development Group
Stony Point Development Group is an award-winning real estate development company headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Stony Point’s mission is to create great places and improve lives through the built environment. The company focuses solely on building communities in high quality, walkable locations with connections to natural amenities. It acquires, builds and operates mixed asset development projects primarily focused on housing, office and experiential retail. Join us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Dairy Central
Dairy Central is a new mixed-use neighborhood located just steps from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. The centerpiece of the multi-phased project includes the adaptive reuse of the historic Monticello Dairy facility from 1937. A dairy market destination food hall with unique local restaurateurs, national retailers and a craft brewery anchor Phase 1 of the center neighborhood and create convenience for the 50,000 square feet of new Class A office space. Future phases include 180 residential apartments, additional retail and structured on-site parking. Join us on Facebook and Instagram.
About the US Green Building Council
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a healthy, resilient and equitable future for all through the development of green buildings, cities and communities. For more than 20 years, USGBC has been advancing green building practices through the development of LEED, the world’s most widely used green building program. With the support of thousands of members, volunteers and partners, USGBC offers strong green building education courses, a rigorous professional accreditation program, and advocates for effective public policy. It brings together an international network of green building and sustainability leaders through the annual Greenbuild International conference and exhibition, and pioneering programs, including the Center for Green Schools. For more information, visit usgbc.org and log on to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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