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UW Tacoma Joy Building Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

UW Tacoma Joy Building Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Congratulations to the entire project team responsible for the Russel T. Joy Building on the UW - Tacoma campus receiving a LEED Platinum Certification this week. All of us at Korsmo Construction are proud to be a part of the success this unique project represents.
The Joy Building is the first in Tacoma and first on any UW campus to achieve a Platinum rating in the "new construction / major remodel" category and only the second state-funded building to receive this recognition. Platinum certification is the highest possible, and most rigorous certification in the LEED system.

•Project name:  UW Tacoma – Russell T. Joy Building
•LEED-NC v2.2 Platinum Certification Rating
•1st LEED-NC v2.2 Platinum rated project in the City of Tacoma 
•43.6% water reduction during building operations
•49.7% reduction in energy
•54.5% reduced water in landscape irrigation
•83.9% building structure reused
•95.1% construction waste recycled
•100% FSC certified wood
•22.7% recycled content in building materials
•20.3% building materials purchased within 500 miles
•30% increased outdoor air ventilation for building users
•90% of occupied areas with access to daylight
•56 secured bike storage locations
•1 electrical vehicle charging station
•0 new parking was added
•89.7% light reflective roofing materials
•Low-VOC building materials:  adhesives/sealants, paints/coatings, carpet systems, composite woods
•Building air flushed out with 100% outdoor air before occupancy
•Walk off mats installed at building entrances
•Thermal comfort designed for building users
•Green cleaning during building operations
•Green power purchase to offset energy usage
•Construction site exceeded local erosion and sedimentation standards
•Sited in an urban density area with a community connectivity
•Built on a Brownfield site
•Built near public transportation
•Built outside of a flood zone
•Building mechanical/electrical systems commissioned
•Recycling program for building occupants

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