LEED-CI for HOK's London Office Print
Thursday, 18 March 2010 11:18

HOK London's new office at the Qube in Central London has earned LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Gold certification, the first office space in the United Kingdom to achieve this distinction from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 20,000-square-foot project is the most recent of the architectural design firm's 11 LEED-certified offices.

HOK_UK_office_01Completed in 2009, the HOK London office environment exemplifies the firm’s vision that combines embody functional design and sustainability. The open-plan interior layout incorporates numerous breakout and conference areas, creating an inspiring and collaborative environment that enables staff to work flexibly. Integrated within the design are numerous sustainable materials, finishes and energy management solutions.
HOK_UK_office_04“Our challenge was to achieve a high LEED rating within normal budgetary constraints for a commercial office interior," said Shashi Narayanan, head of sustainable architecture at HOK London. "By applying the LEED certification to our own office, we have been able to demonstrate that environmentally conscious design can be affordable and achievable in commercial office spaces.”
HOK_UK_office_05This latest certification brings to 11 the number of HOK offices that have achieved LEED-CI certification. Other offices include HOK Atlanta (Gold), HOK Beijing (Gold), HOK Chicago (Platinum), HOK Hong Kong (Gold), HOK Miami (certified), HOK San Francisco (certified), HOK Shanghai (Silver), HOK Singapore (Silver), HOK St. Louis (certified) and HOK Toronto (Gold).
HOK_UK_office_08HOK_UK_office_09HOK's expertise has led to 68 LEED certified projects firmwide, including the world's largest LEED-NC Platinum certification (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia), first LEED certified airport terminal (Terminal A at Boston Logan International Airport), first LEED certified juvenile justice center (Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro, California) and first LEED certified project in Singapore (HOK Singapore).

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