Scott Credit Union aimed to lessen the impact on the local environment, habitat and valuable natural resources when building on this site. Here’s how we managed issues concerning the local geology, hydrology, microclimate, storm water control and utility infrastructure.
- Erosion and Sedimentation: Silt fences on the site during construction to reduce soil erosion and waterway sedimentation pollution.
- Storm Water Management: The land was re-sculpted to include a retention pond which captures and holds storm water discharged from the roof areas and surrounding grades. The site’s walking path also was constructed with crushed rock rather than asphalt to allow water to percolate into the soil.
- Transportation: To help encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, preferred parking spaces are available for carpoolers and low emitting fuel efficient vehicles.
- Reduced Heat Island Effect: The building has a highly reflective and energy star rated white roof. The surface of this roof reflects the heat of the sunlight rather than absorbing it – reducing the building’s heat island effect.
- Light Pollution: The interior and exterior lighting was designed to minimize nighttime trespass onto the site. This reduces sky glow and the development impact on the wildlife’s nocturnal environment while increasing night sky access to improve nighttime visibility through glare reduction.