CSHQA’s Boise Office Building has earned LEED-Platinum certification, the highest level, from the U.S. Green Building Council for the office’s  sustainable design features. The project scored 83 points, the highest number in the USGBC database for Idaho projects under the 2009 Version 3 LEED criteria.

CSHQA provided all planning and design services to renovate the nearly 20,000-sq-ft, 1950s brick and CMU warehouse property into a modern, state-of-the-art workspace for its Boise headquarters.

Key project partners included Rocky Mountain Properties, project developer; and Jordan Wilcomb Construction, the general contractor.

The project’s LEED certification elements included sustainable construction practices; materials recycling; energy-efficient heating, cooling and lighting design; daylighting and indoor environmental quality; low-water-use design for domestic and landscaping applications; effective stormwater management; a company recycling program and alternative transportation support, including secured bike storage.

The project also was recently awarded an Energy Star Rating of 96 points out of a maximum of 100. It has been featured in ARCHITECT, The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, Building Design & Construction, and Green Building & Design magazines.