Essex Building: Historic Preservations Sustainable Building Tour

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 4:00 PM5:00 PM


Tour the recently renovated Essex Building - the new home for VIA design architects and a contributing resource to the Downtown Norfolk Historic District. The 109 year old building was rehabilitated to the stringent standards of the National Park Service and toes the line between the past and the future. As a beta test site for SIEMENS industries, the project utilizes their latest building systems, automation, and controls to position the building for the next 100 years. The project is pursuing both LEED Certification and is piloting the EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation rating system in Virginia.

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