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One of Luckett & Farley’s strategic goals is to be a leader in sustainable design. We are a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, a founding member firm and active with the USGBC Kentucky Chapter and an ENERGY STAR® Partner. So, why is this important to you?
Luckett & Farley believes businesses benefit financially by continually improving their management of energy resources, and the environment benefits from reduced levels of related pollution. We are proud to offer services and products that can assist businesses who have committed to the goals of ENERGY STAR.
Every technical professional at Luckett & Farley is encouraged to become a LEED® accredited professional. Currently, we have over 50 LEED APs representing all design disciplines in-house. This means you have a single source for sustainable design strategies from architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, M/E/P engineering, structural and civil engineering.
We design each project with LEED and ENERGY STAR strategies whenever and wherever possible. If there’s an opportunity to capture more energy efficiency, more natural day lighting, better performance and greater comfort for your facility, Luckett & Farley has you covered. Whether it’s high performance building systems like Geothermal or Variable Refrigerant systems; rainwater harvesting, green roofs, or solar power; day light harvesting or interiors that support healthy indoor air quality. We can work with you to identify and implement sustainability strategies for your facility that satisfy your needs and even assist in the LEED certification process. Our portfolio of LEED and ENERGY STAR certified projects spans nationwide.
Complementing our sustainable design practice is our commitment to providing smart design solutions utilizing building information management, integrated design, and construction management. We also provide building commissioning services as part of our Special Services Division that ensures your building achieves peak performance.
Click here to check out the latest issue of our award-winning sustainable design magazine, The LEEDER.
Luckett and Farley provided architectural and engineering services for the renovation of and addition to the Shawnee Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. The project calls for the creation of “an inspiring Community Gathering Place, a building welcoming to all age groups, a flexible and sustainable building,” and “a building that fosters creativity.” The [more...]
Luckett & Farley provided design services for Louisville Metro’s first green vegetative roof. On the Metro Development 444 South Fifth Street building, this project replaces the existing built up roof on an early 20th century building with an extensive low maintenance green roof utilizing 160 tons of gravel, planting medium, trees and over 10,000 indigenous [more...]
Luckett & Farley has designed zero-energy housing, the first of its kind on any military installation. The LEED Platinum, four-bedroom 2,000sf, energy-free duplexes will generate as much electricity as they use over the course of a year. The design is based on a current Luckett & Farley duplex design and revised to incorporate energy-efficient amenities. [more...]
Luckett & Farley teamed with the Section 8a JV “TEM-David” to provide architectural and engineering design services for the design and construction of the Air Force Reserve Training Facility at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The facility serves as the new 927th Air Refueling Wing Headquarters and includes accommodations for the Communications Squadron and Services [more...]
This project is the first task on an Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) contract to provide consolidated battalion and brigade headquarters facilities for the Southwestern Region of the Sacramento District U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. This task order provides a Combat Aviation Brigade, Brigade Headquarters and Battalion Headquarters facility for Biggs Army Airfield in Ft. [more...]
Luckett & Farley provided full architectural and engineering design services for this 17,000 square foot, $4.7 million facility to accommodate additional maintenance functions for periodic maintenance and bus detailing. The facility also includes maintenance training bays and a second floor with training classrooms and administrative facilities. Sustainable highlights include and extensive green roof, windows, translucent [more...]
Representatives from Louisville Distlling Company asked Luckett & Farley to submit a concept and proposal for a new microdistillery in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The facility was intended to be the new home to a rising star in the world of bourbon, called Angel’s Envy. The brand’s story to stardom is as good as the product itself. To manifest the story into [more...]
Thursday night was a big one for Materialuscious. It was our first in-house event featuring special invited guests, food, drinks and lots of new product innovations. The interior design staff of Luckett & Farley demonstrated how science and style are coming together in practical and sometimes unexpected ways to help keep facility maintenance to a [more...]
Hitch in the Giddy Up What do you mean there are no catch basins in the entire parking lot?! This predicament at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) was more than troubling to a Luckett & Farley engineer. It was puzzling. So then how does —? You mean all the rain just —? And so [more...]
Ladies and gentleman, this marks the beginning of the Luckett & Farley interior design department’s branding adventure. The new Materialuscious logo is just the beginning. We’ll be introducing new content, activities and materials very soon. Now, for you techies, fashionistas and building owners who want to show the world your commitment to smart design, there are exciting new developments in the world of photovoltaics. [more...]
Last week we had the opportunity to host Olivia Steitz, a student at the University of Kentucky. Olivia was willing to work over her spring break in an effort to learn more about the exciting world of interior design…which she’ll be officially joining this summer when she graduates. Olivia was an outstanding addition to our [more...]
Light-emitting-diode (LED): a semiconductor diode that emits light when an electric current is applied in the forward direction of the device, as in the simple LED circuit. The effect is a form of electroluminescence where incoherent and narrow-spectrum light is emitted from the p-n junction in a solid state material. Sound a bit confusing? You’re [more...]
Structural engineering may not be top of mind when it comes to “Green Building Design.” However, at a recent SEOC speaking engagement in Louisville, I had the opportunity to bring structural engineering to the forefront. Here are a few highlights specifying how we contribute to earning several of the Materials and Resources Credits (MR Credits) [more...]
The area of pervious pavement under construction at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry The University of Louisville School of Dentistry renovation features new pervious pavement, one of the largest applications in the region. Luckett & Farley, Architects and Engineers is responsible for the facility’s current renovation. Traditional asphalt pavement was replaced with pervious [more...]
Are you considering a major landscape project? Perhaps a lawn renovation? How can your project become greener? Think sustainability! Most people associate energy efficient with hybrid cars, geothermal energy to heat and cool our homes, high efficiency HVAC systems, alternative fuels, etc. These ideas are more commercialized by product manufacturers through advertisements. There are many [more...]
While yesterday’s healthcare facilities were designed to protect the health of America, in many ways it has done just the opposite. Thinking green can help turn it down the road to recovery. To begin the healing process there must be development and incorporation of sustainable design initiatives, implemention of building construction standards, and an establishment [more...]
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