News: Cornerstone Building I is Awarded LEED Gold
Arch Nexus is pleased to announce that Cornerstone Building I in Cottonwood Heights, Utah was recently awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Extensive planning was done to ensure that the building would meet a high standard for environmental sustainability and have a low operating cost.
Sustainable design features include many that are quickly becoming the standard within the industry such as high-performance glass, an IDEC cooling system, rooftop photovoltaic panels, fixed shading devices on the exterior facades, a reflective white roof, water efficient landscaping and tight envelope construction. Cornerstone has also incorporated all LED lighting in the building which reduces operating and maintenance costs as well as providing an attractive light quality.
In addition to the building’s sustainable qualities, Cornerstone features many amenities that encourage tenant and environmental health. These include access to public transportation, secure bicycle storage, a gym and shower/locker rooms and access to a nearby trail system where tenants can be seen walking throughout the day. Anticipating the needs of future commuters, electric charging stations are provided within the parking structure that can fully charge as many as 26 electric vehicles each day.