Cassidy Turley upfit receives LEED Gold certification


Rodgers is very pleased to announce its Cassidy Turley upfit project surpassed preliminary LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) goals and was recently awarded LEED Gold certification.

In the fall of 2010 Rodgers completed a 9,500-square-foot office upfit for commercial real estate services provider Cassidy Turley. As a tenant of the Duke Energy Center building, there was a requirement to pursue LEED for Commercial Interiors certification.

Several of Rodgers’ LEED initiatives included the use of adhesives/sealants, paints/coatings, and carpets containing low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Recycling construction materials played an important role too.

Controlling and optimizing the amount of heat and light from numerous windows on the 34th floor was an integral component of LEED certification. A lighting control system was installed to automatically adjust the window shades according to the amount of heat/light entering a room in conjunction with time of day/season. The addition of lighting occupancy sensors in each room helps maximize the energy savings.