LEED Certified Building Uses Spacesaver® High Density Shelving
Spacesaver High Density Shelving Systems provide sustainable green building practices that contribute to the LEED Certified Building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ Certification. Spacesaver High Density Shelving Storage Systems are innovative storage systems uniquely designed to save floor space by converting unused static storage access aisles into productive storage floor space. Spacesaver high density shelving systems mount shelving and/or cabinets onto rolling carriages and places the moving carriages on floor tracks. Rows of rolling shelving or cabinets move from side to side creating a movable floating access aisle where you need it. The number of moveable access aisles in the high density shelving system will depend on a number of factors including personnel activity and organization of materials.
High Density Shelving Construction Cost Savings
Conversion from traditional storage methods with static access aisles to innovative high density shelving system maximizes the use of floor space, reduces the environmental footprint, and provides substantial cost savings. On a recent project, several Spacesaver High Density Shelving Systems were installed reducing the size of the facility by an estimated 6,100 square feet. Using $179 a square foot as an estimated new construction cost1, the high density shelving and cabinets saved $1.09 million dollars on construction costs. The Spacesaver High Density Shelving System contributed to the building project’s LEED certification for sustainable design by reducing the Developmental Footprint (Category 1 of LEED 3.0).
High Density Storage Energy Cost Savings
In addition to construction cost savings, the Spacesaver High Density Shelving System saves on energy costs to heat and cool a facility (does not include insurance or other maintenance costs). Using energy costs of $1.19 a square foot2, the high density shelving system will save an estimated $7,259 annually. The high density shelving system contributed to the building project’s LEED Certification for Energy and Atmosphere to Optimize Energy Performance (Category 3 of LEED 3.0).
Whether you are building or designing a new building, looking at expanding your facility, or creating building efficiencies for an existing facility, a Spacesaver high density shelving solution will help you conserve floor space, reduce energy consumption, and attain your LEED certification goals.
1 Saylor Publications, Inc. (two to three story building on stud frame) 2 U.S. Department of Energy, Building Energy Data Book, Sample Size 4