Adaptive Building Reuse
Reuse of existing walls, floors and roofs to extend the lifecycle of existing building stock.
Specific configuration of operable glazing to increase outdoor air ventilation rates and indoor air quality.
Use of insulation, floor underlay, and finish materials with high recycled content to minimize new landfill waste.
High-efficiency HVAC Systems
Design of systems with individual thermal comfort controls and Chlorofluorocarbon-free (CFC-free) refrigerants.
Installation of toilets, faucets and shower heads that comply with water reduction standards to preserve natural resources.
High-efficiency Lighting Systems
Comprehensive design that includes compact fluorescent bulbs and motion sensors connected to dimmable controls.
High R-value Walls and Ceilings
Construction with components that exceed International Energy Conservation Code™ standards.
Energy Star® Qualified Windows and Doors
Installation of Low-E argon gas insulated glazing to reduce heating and cooling energy consumption.
Use of paints, stains, carpets, adhesives, and other materials that meet stringent requirements to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants.
Energy Star® Qualified Appliances
Installation and testing of products that require minimal energy usage.
KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program®
Use of select materials sourced from suppliers that comply with the KCMA Charter.
Local Material Sourcing
Specification and delivery from local manufacturers and suppliers that minimize environmental impacts resulting from transportation.
Specification of solid long-lasting materials that minimize the need for future use of additional natural resources.
Native Plant Species
Specification of appropriate plant materials that reduce the need for excess irrigation.
Construction Waste Management Plan
Recycling and salvage of waste and demolition debris.
Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans
Coordinated efforts for construction activities to minimize debris and runoff.
Access to Existing Public Transportation
Reuse of an existing structure with access to multiple forms of public transit including bus, rail and bicycle.
Energy Infrastructure Reuse
Redevelopment of a property already served by existing energy infrastructure.