By Joel Scanlon
Jacobs announced today that its Irvine office at the Michelson Building facility in Irvine, Calif. has won the LEED Platinum certification for its Commercial Interiors. The Platinum rating is the most distinguished of all LEED certification presented by the USGBC.
Jacobs Group Vice President Tom McDuffie, at the declaration stated that the company incorporated its very own sustainable building initiatives for its office facility. Operating as the client and designer, the company was able to achieve this in its business and office spaces. Earning LEED Platinum is an honor for the company’s operators who worked for their achievement.
Jacobs employed the open office workplace strategy for designing the 50,000-square-foot Irvine office space. The strategy encompasses a full-height and transom glass that facilitates the increased radiation of natural daylight. Furthermore, the office space includes other sustainable features such as the utilization of low-emitting carpet, paint and adhesives; procurement of Woods certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for the workstations and millwork; employing LED signage and lighting controls to reduce energy consumption and reinforcing Green Education elements like real-time energy usage.
According to the President, CEO & Founding Chair of USGBC, Rick Fedrizzi, the presentation of LEED certification for Jacobs Irvine office is a manifestation of incredible green building leadership. Most of the industries show rapid progress following the comprehension of the importance of USGBC's mission. Jacobs is a renowned supplier that accentuates delivering an extensive range of versatile construction, professional, and technical services.