2.15 million sf
Phase 4 of the Platinum Center is a test of this eco-city approach. The client wanted to create a sustainable project with a LEED Platinum goal. Interface and the design team overcame several obstacles in their pursuit of LEED credits, the most challenging obstacle being the local water code. Shanghai’s previous code did not allow reuse of any reclaimed water in buildings. Now, due to Interface’s design and water code appeal to local semi-government developers, Shanghai allows non-potable water for flushing fixtures. Interface also provided concept design of a thermal energy storage heating plant, which will give approximately 46 percent LEED heating energy savings and a system that collects rainwater and diverts it to a man-made pond for re-use.