Stone 34, a 5-story, 127,000-gsf office building that is home to Brooks Sports, is paving the way for a new generation of highly sustainable market rate buildings in the region. Designed by LMN Architects and developed by Skanska Development, the project is targeting energy and water use reductions of 75% from baseline.
Beyond these hard quantitative metrics, the integrated approach to site and building architecture sets up active pedestrian experiences by mixing the internal functions with a diversity of ground-level retail and landscape spaces on all four sides. The landscaped exterior space extends up through the different floor levels, by way of two terraces and a rooftop deck, connecting the activity of the building to the public realm. Green walls and varied landscaping reinforce this connection, providing edible plants that can be enjoyed by the community, as well as a habitat stepping stone for birds and insects. A transparent, daylit focal stair on the building’s most active face celebrates users taking the stairs.
75% Water Use Reduction is realized through reduced flow fixtures and rainwater and greywater capture, storage, treatment, and reuse, minimizing the reliance on the city’s infrastructure. With rainwater capture and re-use, 50% of storm water is managed on-site.75% Energy Use Reduction is realized through a holistic strategy of high performance building envelope, optimized day lighting, high efficiency sensor-controlled lighting, and an integrated mechanical system utilizing hydronic chilled beams, heat recovery systems, high efficiency chiller and phase change thermal storage.