Novus 777 Tower

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NOVUS 777 TOWER
Tempe, AZ

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As part of Arizona State University’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact and mitigate climate change, the 777 Tower at Novus Innovation Corridor achieved LEED Gold level certification. Completed in the third phase of the 20-year master redevelopment plan for the NOVUS Innovation Corridor, 777 Tower is built 1.4 acres and encompasses 160,907 SF of Class A offices as well as 8,316 SF of retail space. Sustainability is an important pillar of Novus and was embraced by the 777 Tower utilizing USGBC’s LEED rating system to guide design, support construction and drive building operations. Sustainable practices include reduced energy use through improvement of the building envelope, attention to occupant health and comfort, and the use of low-flow fixtures and regional/recycled materials.

SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES

  • Building systems do not use any chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
    based refrigerants

  • Promotes alternative forms of transportation through the
    building’s proximity to bus and rail routes, secure on-site
    bike storage, and electric vehicle charging stations

  • Green cleaning with non-toxic products promotes improved
    indoor air quality and decreased environmental impact

  • Interior materials including paints, coatings, adhesives,
    sealants, carpeting, cabinets and furnishings have low or
    zero VOC’s to improve indoor air quality

  • Premium materials were selected for the project which
    include 28% recycled content and 47% locally sourced
    materials

  • Enhanced commissioning plus measurement and
    verification ensures that building systems continue to
    operate at peak performance

PROJECT RESULTS

  • LEED v3 for Core & Shell GOLD level achieved

  • 24% energy cost savings above ASHRAE 90.1-2007 standard

  • 31% reduction of potable water for domestic use

  • 72% reduction of potable water for irrigation

  • 97% of construction waste was diverted from landfills

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