|Managed by co-trustees Dr. John Sweet and William Sweet, the William H. Kerr Family Foundation is an 8-year-old, family-run nonprofit that provides charitable funding for various organizations, many of them in the environmental arena. The foundation building greenroof project began in the spring of 2005, on a building over 150 years old which originally housed a community shower house. The William H. Kerr Family Foundation Building was awarded LEED Platinum in a ceremony on October 17, 2007 with 58 LEED (Existing Building) credits, the city of St. Louis' first.|
In addition to serving as the office space for the trustees of the foundation, the building on the north riverfront will also accommodate local bicycle enthusiasts by providing a space for secure storage and a changing area.
|The main Green Building components include:|
Reflective metal roof;
Reused 100% core and shell;
Natural day lighting;
Photo Voltaic Panels;
LED lighting;Water conserving plumbing;
Rain water harvested for irrigation;
Zero storm water runoff site.
Greenroof components used:
360 Green Roof Blocks (1440 sf);
80 Green Paks (340 sf);
Johns Manville EPDM Roofing over R-30 insulation (3 inches).
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|For more info about the William H. Kerr Family Foundation, please visit their website here. Read more about the project in the September/October 2007 issue of CNR here, and the St. Louis Business Journal of August 14, 2007 here.|
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