Haworth, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of award-winning furniture, interior architecture and technology solutions, today announced that the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED Gold certification for the achievement of green design, construction and operation of its Boston showroom. Boston is the 10th of Haworth’s 11 U.S. showrooms to be LEED certified.
The 5,600 square-foot Boston showroom is located on the second floor of the Oliver Street Tower at 125 High Street, just one block away from the heart of Boston’s financial district. The design and reconstruction of the space involved a highly-skilled team that included Perkins+Will, GMB Architect + Engineering and Turner Construction. The Boston Commons and the abundance of green space throughout the city inspired the showroom concept.
A variety of project design and construction aspects, including lighting, contributed to the LEED Gold certification,” said Steve Kooy, global sustainability manager for Haworth. “The space has occupancy sensors for 99 percent of the lighting load, which helps maximize energy efficiency allowing the lighting design to uses 32 percent less energy than a nominally code compliant design.
All employee workstations and conference rooms have views of outside and all Haworth furniture used in the space is GREENGUARD certified.
The USGBC’s LEED rating system provides building owners and operators with the framework to identify and implement practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Within each LEED credit category, projects must satisfy prerequisites to earn points. The number of points the project earns determines its level of certification.