TLC’s recently renovated corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida has been awarded LEED for Commercial Interiors v4 Silver Certification. During our 42,700 square-foot, three-floor office renovation, we improved our area to provide a more healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient workspace for our employees and guests.
Utilizing an open floor plan concept, our company headquarters includes an assembly room, café space, workstations, huddle and phone booth rooms, and a new “Think Lab” space. The design theme incorporates repurposed materials such as building artifacts and reclaimed timber.
Some key sustainability improvements that we have made to our office include:
- LED light fixtures were installed throughout the entire headquarters, with vacancy sensors and dimming controls for all occupants. At the perimeter, daylight harvesting has been incorporated to allow these areas to utilize natural light when available.
- Water-use reduction was accomplished through dual-flush water closets and low-flow urinals in all public restrooms. TLC chose to renovate the bathrooms spaces, even though they are technically common spaces under the lease agreement, to achieve water savings.
- Superior indoor air and environmental quality is achieved through the use of air sensors that measure real-time characteristics and pollutants in the space, including temperature, humidity, CO2, VOCs, PM2.5, ambient light, and ambient noise. The trended data can then be evaluated and adjustments can be made accordingly.
- The majority of the interior finishes products on the project are certified with Environment Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations, and low-to-no VOC products. These certifications help to create a space that contributes to the health and wellness of the occupants.
- 34% of the furnishings on the project, by cost, are reused. Reused furniture leads to less VOCs within the space and a lower embodied carbon tally for the end project by avoiding the production of new products.
- TLC engaged in a Green Power purchasing agreement, which offsets the annual energy use of the headquarters through renewable energy credits (RECs). RECs provide support to the renewable energy industry and allow renewable energy to be further incorporated into the utility framework.
- TLC’s JUST certification, a social equity certification that TLC has held since 2016, allowed the project to earn an additional pilot credit for social equity within the design team.
Having completed over 460+ LEED certified projects, we are honored to add our Orlando headquarters among the list!
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.