Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Budget / Size: $1.5M / 4,800 SF
LEED Status: LEED-NCv2.1 Platinum
Services: All LEED-related services including design and construction integration; teaming charrettes; energy modeling; coordination of fundamental and enhanced commissioning services; documentation, coordination and submission of LEED certification submission package; LEED certification process management with USGBC
Schedule Start: October 2005
Schedule Completion: December 2006
Client Contact: John H.K. Sweet, M.D., Trustee, William A. Kerr Foundation 314.367.2709
Vertegy Contact: Thomas Taylor, Principal, 314.399.9992
Description: Vertegy’s second LEED Platinum project, this once derelict warehouse in north St. Louis City was renovated for public use and private offices for the not-for-profit William A. Kerr Foundation, which focuses on providing funding and assistance to groups and projects that strive to improve education, enrich the environment and promote health and accessibility.
The building serves as a learning center for those seeking to understand how to incorporate sustainability into their own buildings. Multiple renewable energy strategies were incorporated, including integrated photovoltaic panels, wind-generated power and solar hot water heating. Use of native and adapted species for landscaping; water-saving fixtures; recycled, regional and rapidly renewable materials and a garden roof terrace also contribute to the overall sustainability of the project.