ENVIRON assists client in achieving Italy’s first LEED Platinum building
Date: March 21, 2012
Following ENVIRON’s expert assistance, a new building in Milan, Italy, was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) highest certification level, under the Core & Shell (CS) rating system. ENVIRON worked with Segro, the project owner, reviewing sustainability aspects of the design in order to ensure compliance with LEED requirements. The building, Vimercate Energy Park–Building 3, a mixed-use building of office, retail and laboratory space, was the first to receive platinum certification in any rating system in Italy, and the seventh to receive LEED CS Platinum rating in Europe.
Principal Delph Gustitus, LEED AP, served as principal-in-charge of the internationally collaborative project. Joana Soares (Barcelona) served as LEED project administrator and the main contact with Segro, supported by Lara Alvarez (London). Andrew Sheaffer (Chicago) and Amanda Roelle (Chicago) joined the project team to assist with the credit review, documentation and submittal process.
LEED points were awarded for proximity to public transportation, brownfield redevelopment, stormwater management, innovative wastewater technologies, waste use reduction strategies, energy performance and use of recycled and local material, as well as indoor chemical and pollutant source control.
For more information on how ENVIRON can assist with LEED certification, contact Delph Gustitus or Amanda Roelle. For more information on the LEED system, click here.