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Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Budget / Size: $29M / 110,000 SF

LEED Status: LEED-NCv2.1 Platinum

Services: All LEED-related services including LEED design and construction integration; teaming charrettes; documentation, coordination and submission of LEED certification package; energy modeling, glass/glazing/lighting design strategy coordination, and fundamental and enhanced commissioning.

Schedule Start: September 2003
Schedule Completion: December 2004

Client Contact: John Alberici, Chairman, Alberici Corporation, 314.733.2500
Vertegy Contact: Thomas Taylor, Principal, 314.399.9992

Description: Alberici Constructors and Vertegy collaborated to convert a 50-year-old manufacturing facility into Class-A office space for their parent company, Alberici Corporation. The design of the project called for removing a 70-foot-wide, 485-foot-long section from the middle of the existing two-story warehouse. This virtually sliced the building into two parts. With an outdoor courtyard in the gap, one side was converted to covered parking to replace the heat-absorbing asphalt on the site and the other side was renovated into open, sun-lit office space. A few of the environmentally friendly features of the building include the following:

  • Recycling portions of the existing building that were demolished to eliminate landfilled materials
  • Addition of operable clerestories for ventilation and atriums for natural light, reducing the need for artificial light and improving employee connectivity to the outdoors
  • Raised floor construction in office areas, with floor vents for individually controlled warm and cool air distribution
  • Energy-efficient mechanical systems that reduce energy consumption
The building continues to foster the inspiring, open and collaborative working environment desired by Alberici for their employees, while conserving energy, the environment and precious natural resources.

Other Awards:

  • 2005 Environmental Design & Construction Excellence in Design Award
  • 2005 EPA Region VII Pollution Prevention Award
  • 2005 AGC Keystone Award
  • 2006 AON Build America Award
  • 2006 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Buildings
  • 2006 Phoenix Awards: EPA Region VII & Inaugural Green Building Award
  • 2006 National Wildlife Federation Certificate of Achievement