For the new headquarters on Main Street, the Alfandre team went all the way in seeking sustainable building techniques and certifications. Architect and project manager Sam Dillehay led the initial LEED Platinum certification process, from 2014 to 2015. Since 2014, the building has performed at a net zero energy level.
Subsequently, the building was recertified under LEED O+M, and that process, as well as the one for certifying to LEED Zero Energy and LEED Zero Water status, was led by green building analyst Ryan Smith.
The Alfandre Architecture building thus became one of the first in the United States to be certified as LEED Zero Water. The 5,400-square-foot structure, also home to Eco Builders, Inc. and other businesses, meets Passive House standards in addition to LEED.
“We were able to streamline the LEED Zero certification by using mainly the same information and documentation that we used for our LEED Platinum O+M certification,” says Alfandre. “We achieved LEED O+M Platinum certification on Oct. 10, 2019, and LEED Zero Water a few months later, on Feb. 7.”