Interior Removal Specialist, Inc. (IRS Demo) is the only full-service tenant improvement demolition company in the U.S. No other commercial interior demolition contractor offers demolition, hauling, and recycling services completely in house. IRS Demo provides diversion rates in excess of 75% on every project and up to 97% available upon request. IRS Demo leads the industry in the recycling of commercial interior debris, winning multiple international awards for recycling; and has worked with the State of California to determine the newest statewide diversion goals.
In designing the project, there were some obvious requirements. First, this was a passion project. IRS Demo takes diversion and re-use to heart and that needed to be incorporated in the project. Second, the new space needed to be attached to the existing donation warehouse. Last, the project had to be as sustainable as the Company’s practices.
SIZE: 133,614 SF
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Gold
SECTOR: Office: Administrative/Professional
PROJECT TYPE: LEED-NC v2009
LOCATION: South Gate, CA, USA
Despite many unforeseen conditions in a building built as a cannery in 1940, the project was able to achieve LEED Gold through a holistic approach that included achieving 70% of Sustainable Sites, 80% of Water Efficiency, 40% of Energy & Atmosphere, 64% of Materials & Resources, 40% Indoor Air Quality, 100% Innovation & Design and 50% of Regional Priority credits. The team didn’t allow availability of materials, company growth causing a change in plans, the need for more desk space, or budget issues; to keep a small business’s dream of LEED certification on a challenging project from being realized. This project exemplifies the very principles that are at the heart of Green Building, and proves that a small project can have a much larger impact on those who join together to see it through.
Photos courtesy of IRS Demo