We are proud to announce that the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office achieved LEED® Certification under the LEED v3 2009 New Construction and Major Renovations rating system through the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program. It is the 145th project in the state to earn certification under the internationally renowned sustainable building rating system.
On November 14, 2019, Kimberly Limbaugh, Director of Sustainability for SGA Design Group and Chair of the USGBC’s Oklahoma Market Leadership Advisory Board, presented a LEED Plaque to Rogers County Sheriff, Scott Walton, in a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office.
“Originally a post office built in 1935, SGA worked closely with Rogers County to adapt this local landmark into a modern sheriff’s office with the goal of LEED certification,” said Limbaugh. “We are very proud to have been a part of preserving the building’s legacy and roots to the community, proving that sustainable design is not just for new buildings, but can improve the efficiencies and beauty of renovated historical buildings as well.”
The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office was guided by sustainable design and construction principles that took into account social, environmental, and economic priorities. Project highlights for the building include:
- 42% Energy Cost Savings
- 35% Water Use Reduction
- Paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, flooring, composite wood, and agrifiber with low or no volatile organic compounds were installed.
- Individual and multi-occupant lighting controls are provided to enable adjustments to suit individual task and group needs and preferences.
- The occupants currently recycle, and 75% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill during construction.
- Forest Stewardship Council certified wood was used to encourage environmentally responsible forest management.
- A toxic material source reduction program is in place to reduce the amount of mercury brought into the building through the purchase of lamps.
“What I love about this project is that when people typically think of LEED certified buildings, they think of new construction of modern buildings. But the Roger’s County Sheriff’s Office proves that doesn’t have to be the case,” said Limbaugh.