60% Cost Savings for Purchased Utilities The LEED Gold School of Nursing and Student Community Center is realizing a  considerable savings in annual purchased utilities costs of 60% less than comparable buildings on the campus. In addition, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing has been ranked among the top five percent of the nation’s nursing schools in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 edition of the influential “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide.

80% Reduction in Back Orders   New Orders are Fulfilled 60% Faster   The Bannister Federal Building has long provided warehouse space for government services. BNIM’s adaptive reuse of a portion of this space from warehouse into office space incorporates a skylight atrium and circulation corridor, which provides light to a shared conferencing center and the offices of the Federal Supply Service. The FSS reports that employees from other parts of the building are seeking out the amenity of the atrium and its own employees have increased capacity.

100% of Energy Supplied by On-Site Renewable Sources 100% of Precipitation Managed On Site 98% of Building is Daylit 78% of Building is Naturally Ventilated Net Zero Energy Net Zero Water Net Zero Waste 

81% More Efficient than the National Office Building Average The Iowa Utilities Board - Office of Consumer Advocate client set a goal to achieve a 60% energy savings beyond the energy code baseline (ASHRAE 90.1-2004). Two years after opening, the project is performing at 75% energy savings beyond the ASHRAE energy code baseline and 81% below the national office building average. At a cost of $226 per square foot, inclusive of site cost, it is an efficient and replicable model for others. Also embedded within the costs is a bonus: photovoltaic panels (PV) are mounted on the roof and generate 21.2% of the building’s energy. The building takes advantage of proper solar orientation and is provided with a high performance envelope.   Thermal mass captures “free heating,” modulates temperatures and, thus, reduces loads. Additionally, a geothermal well field uses the earth’s constant temperature to offset heating and cooling loads. High performance glass is tuned to the characteristics of each elevation’s exposures.   Other metrics: 95% of the regularly occupied spaces in the building have daylight. 98% of building receives enough daylight that lights are off during daylight hours. 89% of construction waste was recycled. 46% reduction of regulated potable water.

38% Annual Energy Savings due to KCP&L's Energy Reduction Strategies BNIM’s design for the LEED Gold KCP&L Headquarters demonstrates the ability to introduce high performance, integrated design into an existing office tower. The move into 230,000 square feet of existing downtown office space serves as a powerful example to other building and business owners. The design decisions made at KCP&L will also make the space more cost effective to operate. The strategies focus heavily on optimal HVAC and workstation configuration.

27% Reduction in Crime Bancroft school signals a catalytic shift in community revitalization, that began with the residents of Manheim Park boldly claiming a new future, and a broad public-private partnership and strategic investment of leadership, design, capital and philanthropy. This effort has already resulted in a remarkable reduction in crime — from 2011-2012 there was a 27% reduction in crime reported — and increase in hope. As residents claim their new homes, the legacy becomes the development of human capital by design. This is urban acupuncture, and it redefines urban redevelopment.