WESTERN EXTRALITE

Lawrence, Kansas

Mar Lan Construction was chosen to build this 37,450 square foot pre-engineered metal office/warehouse project. It is Mar Lan Construction’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) project and is Lawrence’s first privately developed LEED certified project.

 

There are a number of details and features about this project that contributed to the LEED certification. Some of those details include indoor air quality control measures, products used had a high content of recycled materials, concrete paving was used on the hard surfaces which reduces the "heat island" effect, a reduction in domestic water usage, sand kylights installed in the warehouse to provide natural light just to name a few.

 

This project also introduced the use of bioswales which are designed to capture contaminated storm water runoff, clean it and remove solid particles using the root systems of plants specifically chosen for this purpose. It is then released back into the natural aquifer.

 

 

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