LEED Platinum Sought For Healthy Workspace

According to Dr. Kenneth Hansraj–the developer behind the new LandWorks Center (LWC) in Fishkill, New York–gone are the days when people settled for what they could get in an office and work environment; these days, people want to be inspired by their workspace.

Towards that end, the good doctor has collaborated with internationally recognized master architect Dermot J. Sweeny to create the LWC, an office workplace focused on human comfort, a healthy indoor environment, cost savings and sustainability, which will be seeking LEED Platinum upon completion.

LandWorks Center

image via Dr. Kenneth Hansraj

The building will feature natural daylight harvesting, including “light shelves” that automatically rotate to bring in more sunlight while controlling glare. Operable windows will also be part of the mix, as will a pressurized under-floor plenum that will supply fresh air, temperature control and air flow, personally adjusted by occupants.

The LWC will be constructed using energy efficient, high performance, glass, steel & Douglas fir, and will feature an innovative cabling and wiring system–two factors which, combined, are projected to save occupants $9 to $14 per square foot per year in operational costs.

The project is expected to break ground in 2011 and to be complete by 2012.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.