Setting aggressive sustainability goals that go beyond the city's LEED Gold baseline

465 North Mary

LEED Platinum

465 North Mary has just been certified LEED Platinum! From the inception of this urban-infill office project, DES team has set its sustainability goal beyond City’s LEED Gold baseline. The project has taken full advantage of a robust pedestrian-oriented site design, high-performance building envelope and optimized mechanical system.

“The successful outcome is realized with appropriate sustainable design solutions that perform efficiently and have minimal environmental impacts through its entire life cycle.”

-Reema Nagpal
Senior Sustainability Specialist

Transport Demand Management Infrastructure

37 EV charging stations
Designated parking spaces for preferential use by carpool/vanpool, low-emission vehicles
Bike Paths
Short-and long-term bicycle parking
Shower facilities to encourage bicycle commutes
bike lane signage

Minimized heat island effect

High Solar Reflectance Index roof and non-roof areas
Maximized softscape wherever possible
Parking undercover
465 Mary high solar reflectance roof
465 Mary walk path
465 Mary entrance

Exceeds the baseline standards in terms of energy performance

Optimized façade with high performing glazing, frits, and sunshades
Efficient HVAC system and lighting design solutions
465 mary high performing sunshades

Efficient water use interventions

Over 40% reduction in the indoor water demand with the use of low flow fixtures
70% reduced water demand with use of efficient irrigation and native, adaptive plants
Reduced cooling tower water demand
465 Mary native adaptive plants
465 Mary native adaptive plants

Enhance psychological well-being of occupants

Maximized access to daylighting and outdoor views to reinforce occupants’ circadian rhythms
Increased ventilation
Use of materials with no or reduced concentrations of chemical contaminants
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465 North Mary LEED Platinum

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Optimized façade & highly efficient active systems design
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Use of low emitting materials
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Maximized indoor and outdoor water use reduction
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25% reduction in the energy costs compared to ASHRAE
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Enhanced indoor air quality
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Minimized heat island effect from roof and site hardscape
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Over 35% of materials by value with regional and recycled content
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Optimized access to daylight and quality views
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Transportation Demand Management Infrastructure