Case Study - Luminis

By: Luminis  09-12-2011
Keywords: Interior Design

The Appaloosa Branch Library, Scottsdale, AZ.
to create a building that reflects a renewed national interest in the environment, and Scottsdale’s commitment to the LEED® program. It was assumed that an environmental statement should go beyond current design trends, must be understandable by the neighbors and, of course, had to still meet the budget.LEED Gold Certified


All systems in the building will undergo enhanced commissioning to assure the City that its new building works as designed. This includes testing of systems, creation of manuals and training of building system operators. The mechanical system design was compared with baseline energy consumption criteria and is, of course, vastly more efficient. Building systems were computer modeled to optimize system selections and design.  The analysis is the result of an improved building envelope, more efficient equipment and better coordination of all systems, which produced a building 32% more efficient than a standard building.

Lighting and energy systems are computer controlled and occupancy sensors turn off lights when rooms are unoccupied. Dimming controls also increase room flexibility.



DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.: Architect of Record
Douglas Sydnor Architect and Associates: Team Architectural Associate
LSW Engineers: Mechanical Electrical Plumbing Engineering
Paragon Structural Design, Inc.: Engineering
GBTwo Landscape Architecture, Inc.
Knipp Design Associates, Inc.: Interior Design

The Verve - Toronto, Canada
D esigned in the heart of Toronto at the intersection of Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street East. The 444 homes in the 39-storey tower and six-storey loft feature: Energy Star appliances, high efficiency lighting and Autoshare membership for all residents. A cost effective central heat-recovery ventilator system for continuous ventilation and better indoor air quality Building materials that have high recycled content that were manufactured regionally. Paints and adhesives for interior finishings that are low volatile organic for all suites and common areas.LEED Gold Certified

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Keywords: Interior Design

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