Kroc Center Obtains LEED Silver Certification from USGBC
7 months, 2 weeks ago
The Kroc Center received 36 points for its environmentally conscious 98,000 sq. ft. facility
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center has been formally awarded LEED Silver certification by the
United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
The Kroc Center received 36 points for its environmentally conscious 98,000 sq. ft. facility. The Kroc Center is one of only a few such facilities in the Quincy area. The facility was designed by Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (Denver, CO) and Architechnics, Inc. (Quincy, IL) with LEED consultant work provided by Group 14 Engineering Services (Denver, CO).
LEED’s (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is viewed as a vital
resource for the development of environmentally sound, energy efficient facilities. Green buildings boast lower
operating costs, increase asset value, offer a healthier place to live and work while lowering the overall impact
on the environment.
Highlights of the Kroc Center’s green initiatives include: extreme water savings through low-flow fixtures, native landscaping and an innovative pool filtration system; use of sustainably harvested and manufactured goods; high indoor environmental quality due to low VOC paints, adhesive and sealants; and efficient systematic controls like occupancy and light sensors.
The Kroc Center’s Operation Director, Chad Rodgers, said “The Salvation Army is committed to
enhancing the community in which we serve, whether it is through our services, our programs, and in this case,
our facility. The Kroc Center is a shining example of a ‘green’ and extremely functional facility which benefits
the community at large in many different ways.”