Moseley Architects’ Charlotte Office Earns LEED Certification

Moseley Architects’ Charlotte office recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The firm’s Charlotte team relocated to this new workspace in South Charlotte’s Waverly development in 2019.

The crisp, clean color palette creates a bright environment accented with bold colors that frame collaborative spaces.

Design accents, like pops of earth tone colors and natural shapes like honeycomb, are inspired by nature. Natural materials like wood surfaces and moss wall features provide occupants with a direct connection to natural elements.

The design incorporates a combination of hard and soft surfaces that balance light reflectance and acoustics. Designers sourced finish materials through manufacturers with products that provide environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life cycle impacts. 

Flooring systems, composite wood, paint and adhesives met requirements for low-emitting materials that directly affect the air quality of the space and the occupants’ comfort.

Large windows allow abundant daylight to illuminate over 70% of regularly occupied areas, while also providing outdoor views from more than 80% of regularly occupied areas. Lighting controls reduce power by 36%.

The office’s prime location in a walkable mixed-use community encourages daily physical activity and transportation efficiency.

Water-efficient plumbing fixtures reduce potable water use by 50% compared to baseline use, saving roughly 4,600 gallons each year. Ninety-seven percent of appliances are Energy Star-rated.