Located in a historic district in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, the renovation and adaptive re-use of the 100,000 square foot Harmony Building will serve as a landmark of sustainability. Driven by human health and ecological goals, it will create a new sustainability laboratory as well as office and retail space. A living roof with cascading vegetated façade will filter stormwater down to a storage location in the adjacent park for later use in fixture flushing and irrigation.
The building will be conditioned by geothermal four-pipe fan coils and a Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) with demand control ventilation and energy recovery. Suspended LED circadian lighting will be used throughout the building. Yellow water from urinals will be collected and treated in the basement for later distribution to fertilizer companies. Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) will also make up many of the surfaces of the rooftop greenhouse.
Sphere, CMTA’s occupant engagement dashboard, will be used to inform occupants and visitors about the many features of the Harmony Building.