Interior Design Students Visit LEED Certified Firm
Filed under: Interior & Product Design
September 11, 2017
Recently Interior Design students at The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University, visited ArchNexus, an architecture firm whose new Sacramento location was awarded a V4 LEED Platinum Certification.
During the tour, students were able to experience first-hand the innovative design elements ArchNexus implemented to meet LEED certification and The Living Building Challenge; a green building certification administered by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) earned by meeting a strict set of sustainability guidelines in energy, water, and materials. Students explored the architecture firms many sustainable features such as, an indoor living wall in the main gallery, solar tubes for highly efficient energy use, an on-site water reserve and treatment room, as well as a garden with pick-able fruits for the community.
As “one of the most aggressively sustainable buildings in the world” (SMUD, 2017), ArchNexus is on track to become the first “Living Building” in California. It is amazing opportunities and relationships with organizations like these that set our students up for their professional journey in the Interior Design industry.
If These Walls Could Talk. (2017, August) Retrieved from: https://www.smud.org/en/business/customer-service/newsletters/large-commercial/newsletter-2017-08.htm