Sustainability

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Pieper O'Brien Herr Architects is committed in the pursuit of sustainable buildings. The firm is a member of the United States Green Building Council and has LEED accredited professionals on staff. We believe the best conceived designs should not only incorporate green elements that help sustain the environment, but also those that help reduce the total cost of ownership.

LEED Platinum
 

General Electric Appliances & Lighting Center

Louisville, KY

Sustainable highlights of the LEED Platinum facility include:

- Energy use was reduced 34% compared to a similar code-compliant building.

- Interior water consumption was reduced by 42% by installing ultra-low-flow fixtures.

- Outside water consumption was eliminated.

- Renewable energy purchased off-site further reduced annual energy consumption 35%.

- High-efficiency cooling systems contributed to the energy reductions.

LEED Gold
 

Cobb County Superior Courthouse

Marietta, GA

LEED was an important consideration from the outset. The project team held a LEED charrette to determine project sustainability goals. With a plan in place, the team worked hard to ensure every goal was accomplished. The sustainability high points are: Daylighting, automated lighting controls, use of recycled products, low VOC paints, waterless urinals and many other features. The project was awarded LEED GOLD certification from the United States Green Building Council and remains one of the largest LEED GOLD courthouses in the Southeast.

LEED Gold
 

Internap

Los Angeles, CA

LEED Gold
 

Market District - Robinson

Pittsburgh, PA

LEED Gold
 

Internap

Plano, TX

LEED Silver
 

Riverside EpiCenter

Austell, GA

LEED Silver
 

The Kiski School - MacColl Hall

Saltsburg, PA

Summary of MacColl Hall Sustainable Features:

  • High-efficiency replacement windows
  • High-performance lighting fixtures
  • Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC system with Virtual Control System
  • Forest Stewardship Certified dorm room furniture
  • Recycled-fiber carpeting
  • Zero-VOC interior paint
  • Roof shingles made from recycled materials
  • FSC-certified wood doors
  • High-efficiency water fixtures
  • Waterless urinals
  • Real-time Energy Consumption Monitoring & Display System
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Rain Garden
  • Soil and plant restoration with native habitat
  • Materials reuse projects across campus
LEED Silver
 

Market District - Kingsdale

Columbus, OH

LEED Certified
 

CarMax

Des Moines, Iowa

Green Globes
 

Internap

Plano, TX

Green Globes
 

Internap

Los Angeles, CA

AIA
 

Cobb EMC Corporate Headquarters

Marietta, Georgia

AIA Award for Excellence - Energy Conscious Design