The Green Building to Host U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum Plaque Ceremony & Exhibit Reception

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In honor of its certification earlier this year by the U.S.Green Building Council (USGBC), The Green Building of , KY will host an official plaque ceremony and exhibition reception for the public on Friday, September 2, 2011.

Details after the break.

(fer) studio’s Inglewood Plan

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(fer) studio’s proposed masterplan for the City of is not to just revitalize the underutilized Market Street, but also to provide a regional identity, cultural and commercial mixed-uses and transportation links including access to the coming Expo Light Rail. The plan aims to provide the right combination of environmental and innovative design while enhancing the already existing pedestrian-friendly street, lined with plantings and historic buildings.

“Nobody knows about Market Street, but it already has the infrastructure to be something special,” said Doug Pierson principal of (fer) studio.

Video: Creative Energy at The Green Building / (fer) studio

The Green Building in Louisville, Kentucky incorporates a variety of green energy sources to achieve the city’s first rating. Designed by (fer) studio, the building has geothermal, ice storage, solar panels, and a energy recovery ventilator. Watch the video to find out more.

Our full feature on The Green Building, including photographs and drawings, can be found here.

Video: The Green Wall at The Green Building / (fer) studio

The Green Wall at The Green Building in Louisville, is a painting of plants that also cleans the air. “Painted” by Tracey Williams, the Garden Designer that collaborated with (fer) studio, The Green Wall gives visitors a different perspective of plants and their wonderful details.

Our full feature on The Green Building, including photographs and drawings, can be found here.

Video: Wood Reclamation at The Green Building / (fer) studio

The Green Building, designed by (fer) studio, reached a LEED Platinum status through a series of innovative processes. As the first LEED adaptive re-use project in the state of they reclaimed much of the building. This video post details the process of re-milling the original building’s structural wood into finished flooring and furniture.

Our full feature on The Green Building, including photographs and drawings, can be found here.

The Green Building / (fer) studio

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Based on the idea that sensible architecture emerges between spatial and programmatic relationships, (fer) studio designed the project to instill an experience of place within the surrounding environment. Establishing a design order enabled the sustainable features of the project to fall into place and set up a natural codependency between design and sustainability.  The Green Building is the first project in the city of Louisville and the first LEED certified adaptive re-use project in the state of .

Architects: (fer) studio
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
General Contractor: Peters Construction
Owner: Augusta & Gill Holland
Project Area: 10,175 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Ted Wathen/Quadrant