The Co|Lab building in Falls Church, VA, USA is a sustainable design collaboration between national general contractor HITT and distinguished architect William McDonough + Partners. Sempergreen USA supplied an striking 22 m² green wall for the front entrance facade of this ultramodern lab facility, focused on research and testing of emerging technologies, in addition to environmental health and occupant well-being.
SemperGreenwall Perfect Example Within ‘Concept of Building like a Tree’
As buildings are responsible for more than one-third of the global energy consumption, HITT and McDonough designed Co|Lab with sustainability as a top priority:
The lush SemperGreenwall Outdoor that adorns the facade of the building does exactly all that, thus boosting the sustainability of the building as a whole.
Meeting the Most Stringent Environmental Standards with Co|Lab
The Cradle to Cradle certified SemperGreenwall also provides the project with LEED points and helps the creators reach their sustainability goals. Not surprisingly, the building already received a LEED v4 Platinum certification. Co|Lab is also expected to generate more energy than it consumes. Thereby earning a Zero Energy Certification from ILFI once 12 months of performance data is collected and analysed.