The New Dallas City Performance Hall Receives LEED® Platinum Certification
The Dallas City Performance Hall, one of the newest amenities to the downtown Dallas Arts District, has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED® Platinum rating. This is the highest level awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC) in recognition of sustainable design and construction strategies implemented in new construction.
The City of Dallas has long been a leader in designing and constructing energy efficient, sustainable buildings. We are consistently ranked in the top ten cities in the country for the number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings. There are numerous public and private buildings LEED® buildings throughout the city. This represents the 28th city-owned facility to receive LEED® certification since 2005, and the second to receive LEED® Platinum certification. For a comprehensive list of certified buildings, click here.
Energy Savings and Materials Management
The Dallas City Performance Hall was designed to reduce energy consumption by 42% over the current energy code baseline. This is achieved through the use of high performance roofing composition, efficient glazing systems, and state of the art mechanical systems. Lighting power density levels have also been reduced by approximately 50% over the baseline. Other successful energy-saving strategies include water conservation, both within the facility and externally within the landscape. Approximately 40% of the building materials used in the project are comprised of recycled content, and approximately 45% of the materials are from locations within the region. These locally-sourced materials reduce emissions from transportation. Construction waste strategies diverted approximately 75% of the material debris from the landfill, further reducing emissions.
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