735 Forest incorporates many resource-efficient systems and sustainable materials into an architecturally unique structure.
- Light gauge steel framing on steel superstructure
- Emphasis on local, Michigan, regional product procurement
- White roof coating for high solar reflectance in conjunction with Dow Styrofoam insulation
- Exclusive Dow Thermax total wall system insulation system for reduction in energy loss
- Spray-foam wall insulation to eliminate air movement and add insulating value
- Storm water retention system
- High performance, low-e glazing systems with 90% daylight views
- Large daylight openings with operable windows
Contemporary, Green Design
- Mixed-use designation
- Redevelopment of existing site
- Walkable downtown and community
- Close proximity to a variety of local resources including markets, salons, restaurants, etc
- High-tech and energy efficient
- 5% optional energy savings derived from heating/cooling systems, water heating, lighting throughout
- Energy Star heating and cooling units with system sensors and high efficiency benefits
- Energy efficient mechanical system design
- 30% reduction in water utilizing water reduction toilets/waterless
- Central hot water systemurinals/automatic sensors
- Light pollution reduction light fixtures
735 Forest will be the first mixed-use building in the Triangle District and is pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is the nationally recognized standard for sustainable and environmentally focused construction. For a building to be LEED certified it must be designed and built to strict standards set forth by the U.S. Green Building Council.
As a building pursuing LEED certification, 735 Forest is being created to these standards, using sustainable materials, efficient construction techniques, and a thoughtful, environmentally resposible approach.