San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012
If a space built circa 1924 can achieve one of today’s highest green building certifications, it’s safe to say, almost any place can. Just in time for Earth Week, San Diego design firm LPA Inc. celebrates Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification of their East Village office, in the historic Wonder Bread building on 14th street. A space that demonstrates “practicing what you preach,” the studio showcases some of today’s coolest sustainable design features—that any business can implement, to save resources, increase collaboration among employees, and foster an environment of productivity—all in a healthy, eco-friendly office space.
“We wanted to demonstrate to our clients that sustainability can be achieved with limited resources, and is not determined by scope or program,” says LPA Principal Dave Gilmore. “To prove this, we created a space that saves energy, uses less water and creates a healthy indoor air environment on a limited budget, while touching the space lightly.”
According to Gilmore, the Wonder Bread building has good bones. “We wanted to focus on solutions that featured the building’s historic character without compromising the need for a 21st century work environment,” he continues.
In fact, as a company, LPA implements a 100% paper recycling policy of white paper.
For more about LPA Inc. in San Diego, contact Principal Dave Gilmore at dgilmore[at]lpainc[dot]com.
131 14th Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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About LPA Inc.
Founded in 1965, LPA has more than 200 employees with offices in Irvine, Roseville, and San Diego, Calif. The firm provides services in architecture, sustainability, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering, and graphics. There is no “Sustainability Director,” at LPA. Instead, more than 80% of the professionals are LEED accredited, including the Human Resources Director, CFO, and several other support staff. With extensive experience in public and private architecture, LPA designs a diversity of facilities that span from K-12 schools, colleges and universities, to corporate and civic establishments. More than 500 major design awards attest to LPA's commitment to design excellence. For more information, visit LPAinc.com.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, and operations & maintenance solutions. For more information, visit usgbc.org/LEED.