Low-VOC paints by Idea Paint and Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 were used throughout the building, including in the main lobby and smaller interior conference rooms and break areas.
The project achieved a 17 percent recycled-content threshold on all interior materials and furniture, which includes offerings from Gunlocke, Sit On It, Stylex, Keilhauer, and Knoll Studio. The firm also reused its gently used furniture to reduce waste and cost. Elkay and Kohler manufactured the low-flow fixtures that helped reduce water use 32 percent over comparable buildings.
Heating and cooling in the Calfee Building features innovative solutions. A new white roof, covered in Carlisle Sure Weld White TPO, is designed to reduce heat gain in the building and lower the overall energy use. The building relies on 100 percent free cooling a quarter of the year and partial free cooling another 15 percent of the year, using a Liebert Mini-Mate2 Split System.