William A. Kerr Foundation Offices
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Client: William A. Kerr Foundation
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Contract Size: $1,500,000 USD
Project Size: 4,800 sq. ft.
Start Date: October 2005
Completion Date: December 2006
Vertegy's second LEED Platinum project, this once derelict warehouse in north St. Louis City was renovated for public use and private offices for the not-for-profit William A. Kerr Foundation, which focuses on providing funding and assistance to groups and projects that strive to improve education, enrich the environment and promote health and accessibility. The building serves as a learning center for those seeking to understand how to incorporate sustainability into their own buildings. Multiple renewable energy source strategies were incorporated, including integrated photovoltaic panels, wind-generated power and solar hot water heating. Use of native and adapted species for landscaping; water saving fixtures; recycled, regional and rapidly renewable materials, and a garden roof terrace also contribute to the overall sustainability of the project.