The DiMenna Center is certified LEED-CI Gold, which reflects its standing as an energy and resource efficient facility. The project team carefully considered all aspects of The DiMenna Center design from an environmentally responsible point of view—from the selection of high-performance, environmentally-friendly materials to the allocation and distribution of the existing seats and the design of appropriate, quiet, and efficient building systems.
Building Envelope: New walls provide additional insulation and improve existing envelope efficiency by 23%.
Lighting: Skylights, occupancy sensors, and efficient fixtures reduce lighting wattage by 26.3%.
Heating/Cooling: Demand-controlled ventilation, carbon dioxide sensors, and high-efficiency mechanical units provide an 81% efficient heating and cooling system.
Water: Fixtures reduce water usage by 32.7%.
Demolition: Contractor diverted 75% of construction waste from landfill—donating seats and elevators to other organizations and sending remaining materials to recycling stations.
Finishes: Finishes include materials with specified recycled content, no formaldehyde, low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), regionally-sourced materials and FSC-certified wood.
For Occupants: Increased fresh air intake and lighting, as well as temperature controls will provide a high level of occupant comfort, wellness, and productivity.