WEBER THOMPSON'S OFFICE RECEIVES RARE HONOR: LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION
This Platinum certified 27,000 sf office space is located in Seattle Washington and is one of two offices in the state of Washington that has received Platinum certification. It is also 1 of 20 world wide to achieve this high standard. LEED has been around for several years, but ever since the poor economy LEED certification has been something all design firms are striving to achieve in order to better the use of the resources that were given to us.
As designers, it is important to consider LEED requirements in order to make a positive impact on our environment and on the people experiencing our spaces. This past Thursday our class visited the Core4 facilities in Fayetteville Arkansas, which received GOLD certification!! We were lucky to be able to talk to one of the designers of the building who told us how he implemented LEED into his space. The design of this building was sleek and beautiful, and more importantly it had a low impact on our environment. After visiting this building I learned all of the little things we can do as designers in order to better our environment. It was truly a great learning experience to not only see a Gold certified building, but also to be able to talk with one of the people who made it happen.