Friday, May 15, 2009

Green Architecture Spotlight: A First

Congratulations to the first LEED certified project completed in Shelby County, Tennessee. In fact, it didn't just get the minimum certified rating as intended but achieved a LEED Silver rating this week, one rating higher than the minimum.

Independent Bank Germantown
Corner of Poplar Avenue and Germantown Road
Germantown, Tennessee { just outside of Memphis }
Completed 2008

Project Team
Looney Ricks Kiss {Architects}, OGCB {Mechanical}, ETI {Civil}, DePouw Engineering {Electrical}, Grinder Taber Grinder {Contractors}
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Upcoming Presentation discussing I-bank Germantown's Path to LEED Certification ~ Part of the AIA LEEDSeries Lunch and Learn
{one (1) AIA / Sustainable Design Learning Unit approved}

Thursday, May 21 ~ 11:30 am
The University Club of Memphis ~ 1346 Central Avenue
$20 AIA members / $25 non-members (includes lunch)

Panelists
Jason Weeks, Project Manager, Looney Ricks Kiss {LRK}
Tony Pellicciotti, Studio Director, LRK
Brett Grinder, Grinder Taber Grinder
Jim Prillaman, OGCB

Required Registration
info@aiamemphis.org or 525-3818 by Tuesday, May 19 ~ 12 noon
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This was also the first LEED project for LRK, and as one of the project team designers, I had a chance to understand the LEED process first hand. Check back next week for a detailed posting on this project.
Photo courtesy of Looney Ricks Kiss

1 comment:

Trish said...

I'll be there! We've been going to all of them and have enjoyed the series. See you there!

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