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Market One – Des Moines, Iowa

Market One in Iowa

This building was built 114 years ago; today, it produces more energy than it consumes!⚡

Located at 130 East Third Street in the state of Iowa, USA, Market One was transformed from an old warehouse into a mixed-use building. In 1901, the building first operated as an office and manufacturing facility. However, as time passed, the building was expanded vertically but then was partially destroyed by fire – then partially rebuilt. Today it is the first commercial net-zero energy building in Iowa. A nearly $17 million renovation project, Market One is a LEED Platinum property containing high-efficiency mechanical systems, geothermal wells as well as more than 780 solar panels! ☀️

The architect repurposed many of the building’s materials, breathing new life into the existing structure. In fact, about 97.7% of the building’s original materials were reused during construction. This allowed them to divert an immense number of materials from the waste stream and established a high-quality environment with a long-term positive impact. Furthermore, reusing these elements helped to maintain the building’s original character and appearance, therefore preserving its history for future generations.

How did Market One achieve LEED Platinum status? Not only was technology such as the solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling systems implemented; a ground-sourced variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, which allows energy to be transported efficiently through fluid pipes (rather than large air ducts) was also installed. Water conservation strategies were also used, along with a green roof that prevents rainwater run-off and reduces heat in the building’s local setting.

Thanks to the efforts of all the #buildingheroes involved, the real estate industry has another sustainable building to boast! Great work, everyone:

Neumann Monson Architects Channing Swanson AIA LEED AP The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Beal Derkenne Construction Raker Rhodes EngineeringLLC GENUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS  MODUS Engineering C-Wise Erica Cochran HameenPhD Lynn N. Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Renee Cheng

📸 : The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

#sustainability #climatechange #realestate #greenbuildings #netzerocarbon


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