The new MidWestOne One Place at Riverfront Crossings has achieved LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
The 60,000 square foot building is was constructed in the European lineage harnessing passive and active energy concepts. High performance insulated windows, a solar panel array, and a geothermal heating and cooling system are a few of the features that help the building operate efficiently. The design team incorporated an array of sustainable design strategies, including:
– Materials sourced within a 500-mile radius of the site to cut down on transportation costs and support the local economy
– Use of building materials with a high level of recycled content
– Recycled or salvaged at least 50% of all construction waste (landfill deferral)
– Geothermal HVAC system for additional energy savings
– Occupancy sensors in offices and other common areas to provide lighting as needed
– Low-emitting building materials (paints, adhesives, sealants) for improved indoor air quality
– Daylighting and views to the outdoors in 90% of spaces to improve worker well-being
Neumann Monson Architects has designed over 20 LEED Certified projects in Iowa with additional projects pending certification.