PARIC was the general contractor for the $3 million, 24,000 sq. ft. green remodeling and rehabilitation project of the Corner Building (Delmar-Skinker Building).
The project converted 36 studio apartments into 16 one and two bedroom apartments for students and faculty. Street-level retail space was renovated wind turbines were added to the roof for electrical generation.
The wind turbines generate an estimated 14,000 kilowatt-hours per year. The Corner Building’s other green features include a high-efficiency air-conditioning system, a white roof that reflects the sun’s rays, and insulated windows. These green improvements helped the project earn LEED certification.
During the renovation, existing wood and terrazzo flooring and wood interior doors were restored and reused.