The City of Springfield, Missouri was awarded a grant under USEPA's Brownfields Sustainability Pilot program in 2008 to receive expert consultation and recommendations for the adaptive reuse and green building design for three Brownfield properties located in Springfield's Commercial Street Historic District. The property owners are the Commercial Club, Professional Massage Training Center (PMTC), and C-Street Brewery.
Brownfield Redevelopment Solutions, Inc. (BRS) participated on an expert team to provide consultation on sustainable building design in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles and other accepted industry practices. To this end, BRS provided a LEED™ Accredited Professional to the project team. The other team member was a nationally renowned architect from Vita Nuova LLC, who pioneered energy efficient building design in the 1970's and helped found the US Green Building Council.
Other services include:
- Conducting a site visit to the three subject properties in Springfield, MO and providing on-the-spot recommendations to the property owners
- Coordination of project milestones with USEPA, Vita Nuova, and the City of Springfield
- Co-authoring the report, "Recommendations for Sustainable Design and Adaptive Reuse: Commercial Street Historic District" dated March 20, 2009
- Participation in a round-robin style conceptual design workshop with the three project teams and presentation of LEED program to attendees
- Participation in a community meeting to present the workshop results
- Completion of project-specific sample LEED scorecards for the C-Street Brewery and the PMTC property in order to show attainable certification levels
- Participation in national project conference calls under USEPA's Brownfields Sustainability Pilot program
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Client: Superfund Division, USEPA Region 7, 901 North 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101