ECO Design – Milliken Contract Showroom NYC – LEED Gold Certified

Floor covering manufacturer Milliken Contract new showroom in New York receives LEED Gold Certified.

The site was selected with LEED criteria in mind, the space offers an abundance of natural light and views of Manhattan. The design team includes design firm Q Studio; architect of record Mancini-Duffy; and LEED administrators Catalyst Partners. To earn LEED-CI certification, special attention is paid to lighting design, the HVAC system, and location (access to public transportation). Bathrooms will be refitted and flooring will consist of adhesive-free Milliken carpet.

Sustainable features include low-energy ceramic metal halide lamps; daylight sensors; formaldehyde-free, 100 percent recovered and recycled wood fiber MDF; and low VOC paint applied throughout. Since Milliken is the leaseholder of the building, the firm was also able to upgrade the plumbing and HVAC system.

Check out this great space at the USGBC NY chapters Spring's Quarterly Member Meeting. This event is a great opportunity to reconnect with your colleagues in the green building community, to hear an update on the Chapter's recent activities, and to see a LEED Commercial Interior up close. Open to USGBC New York current, past, and future members, so bring your friends! Drinks and light snacks will be provided. It is on:

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For more info check out the USGBC Calendar link.

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