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Miller Hull earns petals for deep-green renovation of its San Diego studio
Source: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
5-22-2020 | News
By LYNN PORTER
The San Diego studio of The Miller Hull Partnership is in a building with a nice view of the bay and solar panels on the roof.
The 24-kilowatt photovoltaic array and an over-30% reduction in water use are among the elements that helped the studio, renovated in 2018, this month earn Living Building Challenge Petal Certification. It is the first project to do so under the fourth version of the challenge, the most rigorous green building certification program in the world, said Chris Hellstern, Living Building Challenge services director for the Seattle architecture firm. It’s based on performance of green elements over a year’s worth of occupancy.
Heller said Miller Hull’s success shows that leased office space — not just new buildings — can earn the certification and have a positive impact on the environment. “We’re showing that level of performance is achievable for any building type,” he said.
The firm’s Seattle studio earned Living Building Challenge Petal Certification in 2017 under an earlier version of the program.