Studio 804 is a leader in the movement toward sustainability in architecture. In this way, Net Zero, Passive House, and LEED align with our goals at Studio 804: to create environmentally conscious and socially responsible buildings.
The Net Zero Building rating system is an energy performance-based design concept that requires all heating, cooling, and electrical needs of the building be met through energy conservation design methods and on-site renewable energy. At 1301 New York, a high-performance mechanical system that minimize energy consumption, an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), and a 4kW array of photovoltaic panels combine to completely offset the energy requirements of the house.
Passive House is recognized as the world’s most stringent energy efficiency design standard. Through the implementation of airtight, highly insulated walls and roof, and advanced mechanical systems to recirculate heat while bringing in fresh air, Passive House certified project reduction energy consumption by 90% compared to conventional buildings. Our building envelope consists of three times the amount of insulation required by code, with high-performance windows and doors that meet the rigorous Passive House standards for thermal resistance.
LEED is the most widely accepted green building rating system in the US., with Platinum being its highest certification level. The requirements take a uniquely broad approach to sustainability by balancing issues of design process, location & transportation, sustainable sites, energy efficiency, water use, materials & resources, and indoor environmental quality. Examples of how 1301 New York complies with LEED’s broad approach to sustainability include the re-development of the site, its close proximity to Downtown Lawrence, the use of recycled and re-purposed materials and finishes that avoid o-zone depleting chemicals.