The John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, a 43-story office tower designed by Modernist pioneer Mies van der Rohe recently received $100 million worth of energy efficiency and sustainability retrofits in an effort to upgrade the building’s 35-years-old systems to conserve energy and water, improving the indoor environment, incorporating green materials and employing renewable energy sources where viable. Cannon Design played a big role in the effort and the building is anticipated to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification.
David Kite worked on the project and said the goal was “to create interior experiences within the building core that reflected the quality, modernist design and planar geometries of the iconic Mies Van Der Rohe building.” He added “Overall, the interior renovation project was part of a complete building infrastructure and sustainable design to reposition the building for the next 50 years.”
Tile Magazine recently featured the project and its unique use of tiling. Cannon Design and Crossville, Inc. decided that the existing toilets and fixtures could be recycled into tiles for the bathroom renovation. One key Crossville leader called the decision and effort a chance to put “sustainability on steroids.”
Kite added, “the resultant of this decision was a tile that represented the clean, minimalist aesthetic desired as well as translating a unique sustainable story for the project.”
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