Tour Carpe Diem in La Défense achieves LEED Platinum Certification
Atelier Ten shepherds LEED Platinum certification to the newly constructed core and shell office building in France for AVIVA/HinesFrance. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Tour Carpe Diem features integrated sustainable design measures that make for an extremely high-performance building: daylight and views on all leasable office floors, maximum allowable energy performance points for EAc1, and integrated occupant controls for visual and thermal comfort. The building systems employed state-of-the-art chilled beams served by ground source heat pumps, and a solar hot water system for the high-efficiency food service program. The building also has a notable water conservation system in place that uses stormwater for irrigation and lavatory grey water collection and reuse. Through comprehensive LEED Program Management and close collaboration with the design and client team, Atelier Ten pushed the project to exceed its initial target of LEED Gold.
Atelier Ten’s project team included Director Paul Stoller, Associate Director Shanta Tucker, Associate Wendy Meguro, and Designers Brian Meinrath and Bret Mantyk.