IRS Service Center (Kansas City, MO)

LEED Certified

Project team

Architect Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell Architects (BNIM Architects), Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Sq. ft. 1,140,000 sq. ft.
Date completed Dedication, October 16, 2006

Sustainable site

  • The project has followed an erosion and sedimentation control plan that complies with the referenced EPA standard.
  • The project site does not meet any of the prohibited criteria.
  • The project meets the requirements of the credit.
  • The project is served by 12 bus lines within ¼ mile of the project site.
  • A minimum of 50% of the site area that does not fall within the building footprint has been restored with the native planting.
  • The project has implemented a stormwater management plan that results in a 28% decrease (rate and quantity) in runoff from calculated pre-project conditions.
  • The project has been designed in accordance with the EPA Standard’s best management practices for removal of TSS and TP.
  • A minimum of 50% of the on-site parking stalls are located underground.
  • 100% of the reported 321,582sf total roof are is covered by a combination of vegetated roof system (65,055sf) and compliant cool roof (556,527sf)

Water efficiency

  • The installed irrigation systems reduce potable water consumption by 93% from a calculated baseline case.
  • The project has reduced its potable water use by 35% through the installation of waterless urinals and low flow lavatories.

Energy and atmosphere

  • The project complies with the minimum energy performance requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-1999.
  • Base building HVAC&R systems use no CFC-based refrigerants.
  • Fundamental commissioning requirements have been completed.
  • The project selected refrigerants and HVAC&R that minimize or eliminate the emission of compounds that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming.

Materials and resources

  • The project has diverted 96% of on-site generated construction waste from landfill.
  • 17% of the total building materials content, by value, have been manufactured using recycled materials.
  • 21% of the total building materials by value have been manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.
  • 21% of the total building materials value have been manufactured using raw materials that were harvested, extracted, or recovered within 500 miles of the project site.
  • 54% of the total wood based building materials are harvested from FSC certified forests.

Indoor environmental quality

  • The project has installed a CO2 monitoring system
  • The project developed and implemented a construction IAQ management plan that followed the referenced SMACNA Guidelines.
  • The project conducted a two week flush-out prior to occupancy.
  • All adhesive and sealant products comply with the VOC limits.
  • All indoor paints comply with the VOC limits Green Seal GS-11.
  • Installed carpet systems comply with the VOC limits of the CRI Green Label Testing Program.
  • All indoor composite wood materials used on the project contain no urea-formaldehyde.
  • The project has a minimum 2% daylights factor in 755 of all space occupied for critical visual tasks.

Innovation and design

  • A LEED AP has been a participant in the project development team.
Last Reviewed: 2022-04-27