The Torchio Building, a three-story LEED Silver certified office space, uses 50 percent less energy than a conventionally built building of the same size because of the use of increased insulation, geothermal heating and cooling, the incorporation of natural daylight and a light control system that only allows electric lights to be used when spaces are occupied. Additionally, the building is designed to use only half the water used by a conventional building of similar size. Recycling, reuse and reduction of building materials waste reduced landfill deposits from this construction project by 50 percent. Allen + Shariff served as the Commissioning Authority during the Fundamental Building Systems Commissioning process, which ensured all building energy related systems were installed, calibrated and performed interactively according to the contract requirements.
Client: Torchio Architects, Inc.
Square Footage: 6,370