InterfaceServices facility earns LEED–CI Gold certification

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InterfaceFlorAcworth, Ga.—The facility housing InterfaceServices—the installation and maintenance business unit of modular carpet tile producer Interface—has earned LEED-CI Gold certification. The interior includes 6,636 square feet of offices plus a 26,977-square-foot warehouse operation. Randall-Paulson served as the architectural firm of the corporate campus, with Morrison-Hershfield consulting on and overseeing sustainability aspects for Interface. Both firms are Georgia-based. InterfaceServices took occupancy in May 2011.

Sustainability is a corporate pillar of Interface, noted Pieter van der Toorn, president of InterfaceServices, and it has long applied LEED-based design principles to all its construction projects globally, including its LEED Platinum-certified Atlanta showroom.

“Interface founder Ray Anderson was an early proponent of LEED, and among the leaders who guided USGBC in the development of this sustainability standard,” he explained. “So, we were compelled to ensure the facility’s design would honor his memory, legacy and vision for leaving the world better than we found it.”

John Crouch, InterfaceServices director of program development who coordinated the facility build, said the new workplace has become a “destination” because of the sophistication of the energy management dashboard that’s been incorporated. “We’ve already hosted Fortune 500 corporate teams who want to see the system in operation and take a page from our sustainability playbook.”

The state-of-the art technology employed by InterfaceServices regulates and monitors power usage, including HVAC and lighting as well as plug load, and it’s a system that earned innovation credits on the LEED scorecard. Motion sensors not only control lighting, but also temperature.

Among the most noteworthy achievements that yielded the gold level LEED-CI certification were 40% water use reduction, with low-flow toilets and lavatories; 30% lighting power reduction, with day lighting and occupancy sensor controls for office spaces and conference rooms, diversion of more than 75% of the construction waste from landfills, and over 20% of the building materials used were from recycled content.

The InterfaceServices Acworth facility is 35 miles north of Inter-face’s Atlanta headquarters, and 95 miles north of its LaGrange, Ga., manufacturing facilities.

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