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Topic: Sustainability

USGBC Recognizes LRK's Krissy Buck Flickinger and Crosstown Concourse

Posted by Katherine Martin on September 27th, 2018

The USGBC Tennessee community awarded Crosstown Concourse the Exceptional Leadership Award as part of this year’s 2018 Leadership Awards for demonstrating high levels of leadership in all facets of sustainable design. The program celebrates the leadership of building owners, designers, and construction professionals who achieve LEED certification. The Crosstown team will be honored during the IMPACT Tennessee Conference in October. Read more.

TreeHouse Featured in Texas Architect

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 17th, 2018

Texas Architect  - TreeHouse is featured as a 2018 TxA Design Award winner in the September/October issue of Texas Architect. Read more.

LRK LEED Pros Share How It's Getting Easier to Build Green

Posted by Katherine Martin on August 2nd, 2018

Memphis Business Journal – LRK’s Tony Pellicciotti and Krissy Buck Flickinger discuss what’s new in green building as LEED practices become the industry standard.

Krissy Buck Flickinger: Faces of Memphis

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 16th, 2018

StyleBlueprint - LRK’s Krissy Buck Flickinger is featured as StyleBlueprint’s latest FACE of Memphis. With a love of both historic preservation and sustainable architecture, Krissy is dedicated to designing buildings that are better for the environment and promote overall health and wellness. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Honored With Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 28th, 2018

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Shari Meghreblian announced the winners of the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards, and Crosstown Concourse is a recipient in the Building Green category. Winners will be recognized for their achievements and positive impact on the state’s natural resources in an awards ceremony to be held in Franklin on July 9, 2018. Read more.

Crosstown World's Largest LEED Platinum Building for Historic Adaptive Reuse

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 9th, 2018

The Commercial Appeal  - Crosstown Concourse, Memphis’ 1.5-million square foot historic distribution center-turned-vertical urban village, has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for its historic rehab and adaptive reuse of the Sears Crosstown building. Crosstown Concourse’s size and scope affirm the title as the largest historic adaptive reuse LEED Building Design + Construction Platinum project in the world. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Receives National Energy Efficiency Leader Award

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 10th, 2017

The Commercial Appeal  - Heating and cooling system maker Trane honored the Crosstown Concourse development team with a national Energy Efficiency Leader Award for 2017. Crosstown is aiming for LEED Platinum certification, which would make it the largest LEED Platinum-certified historic renovation building in the world. Read more

LRK Architect Krissy Buck Flickinger 'Builds On' Health and Wellness with Ground-Breaking Certification

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 28th, 2017

Memphis Business Journal - LRK's Krissy Buck Flickinger is the first person in Memphis and the third in Tennessee to become a WELL Accredited Professional (AP). The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. Read more.

Memphis Earns Top-10 Spot Among Mid-Sized Cities in Latest Rankings for ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 11th, 2017

The City of Memphis was ranked 10th in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2017 list of mid-sized U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. FedEx's World Headquarters has achieved ENERGY STAR certification for three years running. LRK provides EPA ENERGY STAR certification coordination for the World Headquarters campus.

One Commerce Square Achieves Lofty Status for Sustainability

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 16th, 2015

The Commercial Appeal - One Commerce Square just became the first downtown Memphis office building to receive LEED Gold certification. LRK designed the renovation of the 30-story building and managed the LEED process. The owners of One Commerce Square have seen energy savings of 45% or $138,000 annual cost savings. Read more.

LRK Wins USGBC Memphis Paper Power Competition Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 5th, 2015

LRK was honored to win the Professional Division Award in USGBC's recent Paper Power competition. USGBC's Memphis Chapter sponsors this annual event to raise awareness about waste and recycling, explore creative ways to reuse unwanted materials, and to teach the community about design and construction techniques.

GREENPRINT 2014/2040 Sustainability Plan for the Mid-South Wins Excellence in Sustainability Award

Posted by Andrew Trippel on April 21st, 2015

GREENPRINT 2015/2040, the final plan of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan initiative, has been awarded the Excellence in Sustainability Award for a Plan. This prestigious award comes months after the Greenprint Plan was completed by a tri-state regional consortium of partners and formally released in February 2015. The plan effort was led by the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability. LRK and Team LRK Greenprint planning members Alta Planning, Placeways LLC, the Trust for Public Land, and Powers Hill Design congratulate consortium partners and the Office of Sustainability on the award-winning work that was accomplished. Read more.

Waterset Amenity Center LEED Certified

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 19th, 2015

LRK is pleased to announce that Waterset Amenity Center in Tampa is now officially LEED NC certified. 

LRK Ranked 81 in ENR's Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 3rd, 2014

Engineering News Record - As further proof of our commitment to sustainability, LRK was recently ranked 81 in Engineering News Record's Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms. Read more.

Krissy Buck is Named a Green Globes Professional

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 24th, 2014

LRK is excited to announce our first Green Globes Professional, Krissy Buck. LRK has always realized the importance of sustainable design and has implemented best practices ranging from smart growth principles to environmentally friendly products to LEED certification. With Krissy’s GGP certification, we now add Green Globes expertise to our portfolio. Krissy joined LRK in 2011, bringing with her a wealth of LEED project experience. Krissy has been involved with the certification efforts for five LEED Platinum projects and she is a USGBC Board Member for the Memphis Chapter. With a passion for sustainability, historic preservation and adaptive reuse, Krissy believes design should celebrate the history of a community and work within the existing fabric to create the perfect blend of old and new. Congratulations, Krissy.

Post 510 Receives NGBS Green Certification

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 11th, 2014

LRK-designed Post 510, a multifamily community located near the Museum District in Houston, has received NGBS Green Certification at the Bronze level of the 2008 National Green Building Standard. 

Gables Park Plaza Named National Apartment Association PARAGON Community of the Year

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 18th, 2012

National Apartment Association names Gables Park Plaza PARAGON Community of the Year. Gables Park Plaza also won a PARAGON in the category for Best Community, Specialty Housing—Green Housing.