After 100 years as an urban icon, The Lazarus Building is still going strong.
The historical gem, once a department store, is now home to a diverse group of businesses and retailers, all bringing something unique to our urban culture.
And it’s eco-friendly too.
In fact, the green renovation of The Lazarus Building set national standards for office building renovations and achieved gold certification with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a set of standards and requirements established by the United States Green Building Council.
How green does it get?
- 6,000 tons of the demolition material was recycled (that’s over half)
- Saves energy with a cooling system that uses harvested rainwater
- Plant life on the roof provides better storm water management and relief from heat build up
- Low-flow plumbing conserves water
- Energy-efficient windows reduce utility costs by 25 percent
- Efficient automation temperature controls
- Non-toxic carpeting, paint, sealants, adhesives and wall coverings
- Terrazzo floors made of recycled glass
- Elevator and trim constructed of recycled metal
- Wall trim made from wheatboard
That’s pretty green.