SIP Enviromental Center Annapolis MD

Location: Annapolis, MD

Project Information

Project Type: Commercial, Other Commercial
Manufacturer: Premier Building Systems
Builder: SmithGroup, Inc.
Design Professional: SmithGroup, Inc.
Year Built: 2000


High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Awards/Certifications: LEED Platinum, Silver

Completed in December 2000, the Phillip Merrill Environmental Center building serves as the headquarters office building for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, but is also available to rent for business and social occasions. This is the first-ever LEED Platinum building, designation from the US Green Building Council, making it one of the world's greenest building. This recognition confirmed that the center was the most environmentally friendly building in the country at the time when it was built. Items used in the building include recycled materials, renewable resources, and passive and active solar power and use.  It is certified by International Building Code and International Energy Conservation Code. The building is typically occupied by 80 People, 40 hours per week.

• USGBC LEED v.1 Platinum Rating (2000).
• ASHRAE Technology Award in 2001 (National Capital Chapter 1st Place Award in the Commercial New division).
• AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects in 2001.
• Business Week/Architectural Record in 2001.
• AIA Washington, D.C. Chapter in 2001 Award for Excellence in Architecture.
• NESEA Green Building Awards in 2003 First Prize: Places of Work.
• Building Design & Construction Magazine in 2001 Grand Award, Building Team Project of the Year.


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