LPA’s Irvine studio was officially certified LEED-CI v4 Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council this month, joining the San Antonio office in achieving the organization's top status. With this certification, all six LPA offices are LEED-certified spaces.
This milestone highlights the effectiveness of LPA’s integrated design process and demonstrates the firm’s commitment to sustainability. The Irvine office is designed as “living laboratory” of workplace and sustainable design. Efficiencies were found through lighting controls and fixtures; high-volume, low-velocity fans; and water fixtures that operate 40 percent better than the LEED baseline. A rooftop 70-kilowatt photovoltaic system offsets 20 percent of the office’s energy use.
“The certification demonstrates that we are authentic about sustainability and practice what we preach,” said LPA President Dan Heinfeld, FAIA.
In addition, the Irvine office meets the 2030 Challenge for building and major renovations with an EUI of 35, exceeding the benchmark goals for interior projects. A leader in integrating sustainability into the core of the practice, LPA has designed one of the largest portfolios of LEED Platinum and LEED Gold projects in the country.
Read more about the process behind the office design: LPA Moves Into ‘Living Laboratory’ for Workplace Design.