Farmers Bank Sustainable Diagram

© NicholsBooth

The environmental sustainability features of the Farmers Bank Building.

Bently Farmers Bank just won its third award: the USGBC Nevada LEED Project of the Year

NicholsBooth writes in their blog that projects like this don’t come to fruition because of one person or one firm’s vision, but because of many creative and talented people working together to make it a success.

As the US Green Building Council’s Nevada Chapter writes,

This LEED Platinum building shows that with creativity and a good team, a building’s ‘rehabilitation’ opens doors for historic preservation, sustainability, and the meeting of the two in the most unlikely places. The building has been transformed from a small 20th-century town’s financial center into a 21st-century workplace guided by the vision and insight of Christopher Bently. Both passive and active environmental strategies were incorporated into the design with a shade structure photovoltaic array on the patio, a ground source heat pump and a chilled beam cooling system. Its grandeur has been merged into an environmentally sustainable building that reused many of the classic bank elements in creative ways.

Rooftop Solar Cells
Rooftop solar cells and light tunnels.
Lobby Natural Light

© Cesar Rubio

Natural light pours into the interior.

Read the full article, and learn about the insights NicholsBooth gained from this project, on their website.