On December 27, 2013, the Sprint Call Center in Blountville, TN was awarded LEED Certified status through the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: Sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. In achieving LEED Certified status, the Sprint Call Center has the following attributes:
19% less in energy use than comparable buildings
45% less water use than comparable buildings
40% of the value of materials sourced regionally
63% of construction debris diverted from the landfill
21% of the value of the building materials in recycled content
7% of parking reserved for LEFE vehicles (with preferential location)
J.A. Street & Associates is determined to be a good steward of the environment through the work that it does. As part of this vision, the company used sustainable techniques, methods and materials within the construction of the new Sprint Call Center in Blountville, TN. They charged the designers to create distinctive offices with minimal impact on the natural environment.
(From the USGBC website)What is LEED? LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
With 10.4 billion square feet of building space participating in the suite of rating systems and 1.5 million feet certifying per day around the world, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated.