LEED Project Experience
USGBC LEED Project Experience
Design Engineers has been using sustainable design principles since our inception over 30 years ago. We believe that the foundation of sustainable systems is simple, intuitive and flexible design. The long-term viability of systems depends on these characteristics.
Sustainable design is efficient design, but it is also uncomplicated, easy to understand, and adaptable to change. Anything less will not maintain its efficiency over the life of the system, and will ultimately become a drain on resources rather than a savings.
Proof of our commitment to sustainable design is our own office space, which was LEED Gold certified in 2010. We were the first and are still the only engineering firm in Iowa to have their offices located in a LEED-certified facility. We are particularly proud of achieving the maximum possible LEED points for energy efficiency including points for exemplary performance.
As sustainable design has become more formalized, we have continued to develop our expertise in this area and are corporate members of the US Green Building Council. In addition, we have ten LEED-accredited professionals on staff. We are committed to the principles of minimizing non-renewable energy use, responsible water use and enhancing the quality of both the built and natural environments.
|Year||Project Description||Location||LEED Status|
|2013||Coralville Transit and Parks Facility||Coralville||Gold|
|2013||UI Dental Science Building Addition||Iowa City||Gold|
|2013||Iowa City Fire Station #4||Iowa City||Gold|
|2013||Dubuque Airport Terminal||Dubuque||Registered|
|2013||Midwest One Bank||Iowa City||Registered|
|2012||Johnson County Communications Center||Iowa City||Gold|
|2011||St. Patrick’s Church||Iowa City||Gold|
|2011||Van Meter||Iowa City||Gold|
|2010||UI Beckwith Boathouse||Iowa City||Gold|
|2010||Coralville Fire Station||Coralville||Gold|
|2010||Design Engineers Office||Cedar Rapids||Gold|
|2010||Davenport Police Facility||Davenport||Gold|
|2009||Iowa City Fire Station #2||Iowa City||Gold|
|2009||Willow Wind School||Iowa City||Gold|
|2008||AEGON Daycare||Cedar Rapids||Gold|
|2011||UI School of Music Replacement||Iowa City||Registered|
|2011||Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station||Cedar Rapids||Registered|
|2011||UI West Campus Residence Hall||Iowa City||Registered|
|2010||UI Art Building Replacement||Iowa City||Registered|
|2010||Cedar Rapids Library||Cedar Rapids||Registered|
|2010||UI Dental Science Building Ph Two||Iowa City||Registered|
|2010||Linn County Options||Cedar Rapids||Registered|
Download the Project Case Study: LEED Experience 2013