Sustainability will be interwoven throughout the design for future SkySong buildings.
The project’s current of ce buildings are LEED Certi ed, with consideration given from initial site planning efforts throughout the selec- tion of materials, systems and construction practices. In addition, it has received an Award of Merit from Valley Forward for its green building standards and Energy Star Certi cation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Shading elements will be employed on all four sides of the future buildings. The architectural designs of the East and West sides of the building will respond to the environment. Openings will be more limited and additional shade elements will help limit the solar gain. The lower horizontal windows will provide views from within and the upper glazing will promote day lighting for the interior spaces.
The SkySong team recognizes that sustainable building is not only the right thing to do, it also lowers operating costs. We will continue to work to dramatically improve energy ef ciency, reduce water consumption, increase recycling, reduce waste, improve the procurement process to include “sustainable products”, eliminate toxic chemicals for cleaning and improve indoor air quality.