Monday, April 2, 2012

Members Tour Austin City Hall, Find Plenty of Windows

Members Look Inside Austin City Hall
According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), one of the unique features of Austin's LEED Gold Certified municipal building is that all hallways lead to a window.

The building provides occupants with additional daylight through a strategically-placed skylight in the lobby.

Following the day's proceedings on Tuesday, March 27, NFRC members enjoyed a guided tour of the building and learned more about the value of LEED's integrated design system in improving overall energy efficiency.

Green building proponents say filling non-residential buildings with generous amounts of daylight improves occupant comfort and increases productivity.

During the hour-long tour, NFRC members learned how environmental and aesthetic qualities can work in harmony to contribute to the future of green building design.

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