Two 7group Projects Earn LEED Gold Certification
Monday, April 4, 2016
7group Manager

During the fourth quarter of 2015, the CityLife Torre Isozaki project was awarded LEED CS 2009 Gold certification and the Delaware Technical & Community College Sustainable Energy Training Center was awarded LEED NC 2009 Gold certification.

Construction has been completed on the Torre Isozaki as part of the CityLife redevelopment project located in the historic fair trade area of Milan, Italy. This is one of three towers that will be coupled with a large public park pledged to be a zero emissions site planned to maximize energy efficiency. Designed by the prominent international architect, Arata Isozaki, in collaboration with Andrea Maffei Associates, this 1,184,400 sf building is Italy’s tallest skyscraper at a height of just over 200 meters with 50 floors of office and retail space. 7group served as the integrative design and LEED Consultant on the project, in partnership with Manens-Tifs engineers. The Torre Isozaki project earned Gold certification under the LEED CS 2009 rating system. For more information on the CityLife project and the Isozaki Tower, please visit http://www.city-life.it/it/progetto.

The new 6,000 sf Sustainable Energy Training Center on the Stanton Campus of the Delaware Technical & Community College located in Newark, DE, houses three specialized classrooms focused on biofuels, photovoltaic, solar thermal technology and energy management, four interactive labs and a multi-purpose room. With commercial energy management and training education being the purpose of this new facility, the building itself has been designed as an educational tool allowing students to view and compare geothermal, photovoltaic and solar thermal systems and monitor the building’s energy usage. 7group assisted Buck Simpers Architects + Associates with their pursuit of LEED, which resulted in the project earning Gold certification under the LEED NC 2009 rating system. The project generates 13% of its energy consumption through renewable energy systems on site, and coupled with other sustainable energy strategies has reduced its overall energy consumption by 38%. Low-flow fixtures used throughout and landscaping that does not require irrigation contributed to an anticipated water savings of over 30%. Additionally, 75% of demolition and construction debris were diverted from landfill and 20% of the building materials costs are from recycled sources. Daylighting and quality views also contribute to the comfort of the Center’s occupants.

Including these projects, 7group has collaborated on 120 forward-thinking projects that have achieved certification under LEED, Living Building Challenge and Green Globes, and is eager to continue partnering with cutting-edge teams developing leading sustainable designs.

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