Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Another North Riverfront Development

Adjacent to the Laclede Power building on the North Riverfront is the recently-renovated home of the William A. Kerr Foundation.

The 5,200 sf building was constructed in 1894 as a bathhouse - it sits above a natural mineral spring - but had fallen into disrepair and was long vacant when the Kerr Foundation acquired it.

The Kerr Foundation restored the building with sustainability in mind, incorporating a number of "green" features such as a wind turbine, green roof and solar panels. Construction crews took great care in reusing and recycling demolition waste as well. As a result, the $2 million renovation earned the building LEED Platinum certification, the highest rating given by the U.S. Green Building Council.

More on this exciting project can be found here.

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