Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Has Earned LEED EB Certification
The $145 million, 280,000 SF, 4-story facility completed in 2005, has earned the LEED for Existing Buildings certification. The LEED EB Rating System helps building owners measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts. Designed by PGAL, the bank is a “smart” working environment combining sustainability with the latest A/V and information technology systems.
Features include abundant natural light, efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, and productive workspaces The building houses multiple conference and training rooms, 2 dining facilities, cafeteria and kitchen, administrative offices, a data center for data processing and electronic payments, a parking structure for 300 vehicles, docks for delivery of currency, coins and checks, a vault, bulk storage, material handling systems and currency residue disposal.
LEED for Existing Buildings also addresses whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and systems upgrades. It can be applied both to existing buildings seeking LEED certification for the first time and to projects previously certified under LEED for New Construction, Schools, or Core & Shell.