Building with a Sustainable Approach
The pursuit of a LEED certification for a project is a team effort between the client, architect, and contractor. Sachse Construction has completed many LEED-certified projects, including several with Gucci with locations spanning the Mall of San Juan in San Juan, PR, Somerset Collection in Troy, MI, Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA and Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, AZ. Each project receives a unique LEED certification dependent on what is achievable for a particular space, taking into account existing conditions as well as new space elements, such as low flow toilets, for example.
For the Gucci project at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Sachse Construction led a highly-coordinated approach, including sustainable construction methods, building processes, and installation of eco-friendly materials.
A large part of achieving a LEED certification is documentation and tracking of efforts made on particular elements of the LEED scorecard. For Gucci in Scottsdale Fashion Square, this included:
- Maintenance and monitoring of the LEED scorecard
- Implementation of an Indoor Air Quality Management Plan
- Use of Waste Management Plan
The Sachse Construction project team implemented the site-specific demolition waste management and indoor air quality management plans onsite. Through daily construction huddles, trade partners were advised to follow the plans, and Sachse Construction was onsite to enforce standards throughout the project.
Additionally, Sachse Construction worked with Gucci to utilize recommended LEED-approved adhesives and sealants as well as manufacturers for finishes where possible on the project. The team tracked progress on the scorecard. Ultimately, Gucci at Scottsdale Fashion Square successfully achieved a LEED Silver Certification.