LEED-ing The Way in Re-Thinking Sustainable Building
The challenge for Wellner Architects, Inc., of Kansas City, MO was to preserve the existing structure of a maintenance building at the Kansas City International Airport while optimizing its energy efficiency. Kalwall ® translucent sandwich panels, a preferred component in high performance building envelopes, played an essential role in the project.
The building at 154 Tokyo Street underwent a considerable renovation with thermalization, energy performance and indoor environment air quality as high target priorities. Originally constructed in 1993 with no real consideration to sustainable building, the renovated building achieved LEED® Silver Status certification.
Kalwall ® translucent sandwich panels were used to replace windows and introduce diffuse natural daylight. The project, which also included a new geo-thermal heating system and the use of recycled materials, was also named one of the top 10 performing buildings in its region by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Check out this video tour of the building after completion.