January 25, 2008
Landmark is lesson in being green
For 150 years, Lazarus has been a fixture in downtown Columbus and the source of many fond memories. While the store is gone, this important local landmark has been transformed for a diverse and vibrant mix of uses, including office, retail, artists’ studios, exhibition space, and restaurants. The project uses a host of design and construction techniques to make the building more energy efficient, reduce use of natural resources, and mitigate its impact on the environment, and in the process, has became the first renovation project in central Ohio to achieve a LEED CS Certified Gold rating.
The environmental impact of building design, construction, and operation is significant. Buildings consume a significant amount of energy, water, and land every day. Green building practices can substantially reduce negative environmental impact. As an added benefit, green design measures reduce operating costs, increase worker productivity, enhance building marketability, and reduce potential liability from in door air quality problems. Studies of workers in green buildings have shown productivity gains, reduced absenteeism, and improved work quality. In other words, green design has environmental, economic and social elements that benefit everyone, including building owners, occupants, and the general public.
Tom Matheny, Vice President of Schooley Caldwell Associates, will discuss how the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program works, as well as present an overview of the history and sustainable aspects of the recent Lazarus Renovation at the Real Property Law Institute 2008.
Spaces are filling quickly. Register today to attend event #3703 all day Thursday, January 31 and half day Friday, February 1. You may register online or phone 221.4112. This day-and-a-half seminar provides 9.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 ethics. Lunch on Thursday is provided by LandAmerica Commercial Services. Specialization and real estate credit have been granted, and title credit is pending. Cost for both days is $225 for members and $275 for non-members.