USGBC-NCR Commercial Interiors Tour of Summit Foundation

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Join USGBC National Capital Region for the first event in the 2017 Commercial Interiors Series, a tour of the Living Building Challenge Petal Certified Summit Foundation.

This event will feature a short discussion from David Bloom, the project architect, followed by a tour of the Summit Foundation space. Food, beer and wine will be served throughout the event. This event has been approved for 1.5 GBCI CEUs.

Topics will include:

  • Discussion the difference between LEED 3 and 4, overlap in credits
  • Materials used and applied to V4 credits
  • The differences and synergies between LEED v4 and Living Building Challenge

About the Summit Foundation Building

The Summit Foundation, designed by Perkins+Will and built by rand* construction, recently was awarded the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certification under the 3.0 handbook, which includes the materials, place, and equity petals and is also pursuing LEED-CI v4 Platinum certification. This 5,000 SF office tenant improvement proves that designing a beautiful, elegant space is not inconsistent with incorporating forward-thinking sustainability practices. The mixed private and open office implements glass walls to enable light transmission deep into the interior, efficient plumbing equipment and fixtures to significantly reduce water usage, and products that exclusively meet the requirements for the Red List, meaning that all chemical ingredients lists for all products in the space were collected and vetted for toxic Red List Chemicals before being selected and installed. Additionally, the products selected by the team meet all LBC requirements for local sourcing, certified wood, and waste and carbon reductions, all while keeping the new LEED v4 material requirements in mind.


The Summit Foundation
1717 K Street NW, #1050,
Washington DC 20006

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