71 Garfield Building Redevelopment
Detroit, MI, 2006-2010

To prove our commitment to sustainable development, allow us to introduce our office location, 71 Garfield. To minimize environmental impact, the recent renovation of 71 Garfield used a combination of adaptive reuse, salvaged architectural materials, and recycled much of the project construction waste.

In addition, 71 Garfield was designed to achieve day-to day energy reduction below 50% of current ASHRAE standards. This was accomplished through the installation of the following energy systems:

» A white reflective roof (see above)
» Solar power to provide a minimum of 20% of the building’s electric draw (see above)
» Geothermal heating and cooling
» Integration of natural light, LED lighting, and lighting sensors in public spaces
» Energy Star appliances and energy efficient insulation, and windows
» A rooftop water collection system utilizing a 3,000 gallon cistern

Completed and open to tenants and residents in 2010, the project received “A Champion for Green Living 2011” award from the WARM Training Center.

A mixed-income, mixed-use building, 71 Garfield is geared towards arts-related activities and businesses. SocraTea Tea House and Gallery and Sugar Hill Clay anchor the building's garden level retail spaces. Both businesses proudly feature reclaimed materials in their design. For more information on each, please visit:

Sugar Hill Clay:

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