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IRS Service Center (Kansas City, MO)

LEED Certified

Project Team
 Architect: Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell Architects (BNIM Architects), Kansas City, Missouri, USA
 Sq. Ft.: 1,140,000 sq. ft.
 Date Completed: Dedication, October 16, 2006

Sustainable Site

  • The project has followed an erosion and sedimentation control plan that complies with the referenced EPA standard.
  • The project site does not meet any of the prohibited criteria.
  • The project meets the requirements of the credit.
  • The project is served by 12 bus lines within ¼ mile of the project site.
  • A minimum of 50% of the site area that does not fall within the building footprint has been restored with the native planting.
  • The project has implemented a stormwater management plan that results in a 28% decrease (rate and quantity) in runoff from calculated pre-project conditions.
  • The project has been designed in accordance with the EPA Standard’s best management practices for removal of TSS and TP.
  • A minimum of 50% of the on-site parking stalls are located underground.
  • 100% of the reported 321,582sf total roof are is covered by a combination of vegetated roof system (65,055sf) and compliant cool roof (556,527sf)

 

Water Efficiency

  • The installed irrigation systems reduce potable water consumption by 93% from  a calculated baseline case.
  • The project has reduced its potable water use by 35% through the installation of waterless urinals and low flow lavatories.

 

Energy and Atmosphere

  • The project complies with the minimum energy performance requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-1999.
  • Base building HVAC&R systems use no CFC-based refrigerants.
  • Fundamental commissioning requirements have been completed.
  • The project selected refrigerants and HVAC&R that minimize or eliminate the emission of compounds that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming.

Materials and Resources

  • The project has diverted 96% of on-site generated construction waste from landfill.
  • 17% of the total building materials content, by value, have been manufactured using recycled materials.
  • 21% of the total building materials by value have been manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.
  • 21% of the total building materials value have been manufactured using raw materials that were harvested, extracted, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site.
  • 54% of the total wood based building materials are harvested from FSC certified forests.

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • The project has installed a CO2 monitoring system
  • The project developed and implemented a construction IAQ management plan that followed the referenced SMACNA Guidelines.
  • The project conducted a two week flush-out prior to occupancy.
  • All adhesive and sealant products comply with the VOC limits.
  • All indoor paints comply with the VOC limits Green Seal GS-11.
  • Installed carpet systems comply with the VOC limits of the CRI Green Label Testing Program.
  • All indoor composite wood materials used on the project contain no urea-formaldehyde.
  • The project has a minimum 2% daylights factor in 755 of all space occupied for critical visual tasks.

Innovation and Design

  • A LEED AP has been a participant in the project development team.

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