Fireweed Business Center Achieves ‘Green’ Building Designation

Photo by Ken Graham.
Photo by Ken Graham.

CIRI’s Fireweed Business Center, the company’s corporate headquarters in Anchorage, recently achieved LEED Gold certification. Certain sustainable technologies, such as solar panels that were affixed to the building’s roof last summer, helped the building achieve the higher-than-expected certification.

A program of the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues.

“The Fireweed Business Center is an excellent example of combining environmentally-friendly design with quality and spatial comfort,” said Sophie Minich, CIRI president and CEO. “CIRI is always seeking innovative solutions that are better for our environment, and better for our communities.”

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