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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell v2 - LEED 2.0

Wells Fargo Center


Last certified on: Mar 23, 2011
(Awaiting performance data)

This project earned the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE) 2010 Excellence in Development Design Award, Best Office Building category and the Virginia Business 2011 Best Mixed-Use Project. The building attained its goal of LEED Gold-level certification in March 2011, becoming the region’s first LEED Gold-level certified high-rise office building.

The Wells Fargo Center Office Tower is a 22-story, 258,000 sf new office building in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Its location reduces reliance on the automobile by being located within ¼ mile and with easy pedestrian access to ‘The Net,' a free city bus system and the Monticello stop of the Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) system as well as numerous basic community services. It is also directly accessible by light rail.
The project demonstrates a two-part approach to reducing the heat island effect both by employing a light colored TPO roofing membrane, and by providing 100% of the parking under cover in a structured parking deck, thereby also minimizing the asphalt on the site. The project reduces parking area by over 25% as compared to the ITE Parking Generation study, as the City of Norfolk does not have any parking requirements.
To reduce potable water usage on the exterior, there is no permanent irrigation system. The planters contain native and adapted drought tolerant plants. Within the building, a water savings of 43% is achieved through the use of fixtures such as dual-flush toilets, low flush urinals, and low flow faucets with electronic sensor shut-off mechanisms.
Healthy and sustainable building materials were incorporated into this project, including more than 50% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sustainably harvested wood as well as low-emitting paints, adhesives, sealants and carpet. The building provides abundant natural light in 76% of regularly occupied space, and 93% of the regularly occupied space has views to the outside.

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Project details
250,000 sf
Commercial Office
Mar 23, 2011
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