LEED Platinum Building

BARTON Headquarters Designated “LEED Platinum” for Energy Efficiency

Barton's headquarters has a geothermal heat system and a raised floor system to allow for air distributionIn 2007, BARTON transformed a 19th century building into a visionary green headquarters, designated LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

BARTON updated our 16,000-square-foot headquarters with a panelized green roof; a geothermal heating and cooling system; energy-efficient windows; a raised floor system to allow for air distribution and electrical and network cabling; and a rainwater collection system.

LEED Platinum is the highest rating under USGBC’s system for designing and constructing the world’s most energy efficient and highest performing buildings. The BARTON building represents the first Platinum certified building in Warren County, the seventh in New York State, and the 105th in the United States.

Barton's Boardroom includes furniture made of recycled materialsLEED Platinum designation was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include:

  • energy efficiency improvements that exceed New York State building code requirements by 49%;
  • 100% wind-power source for electricity;
  • a geothermal well field to generate energy-efficient heating and cooling;
  • a vegetated green roof and storm water collection system that significantly enhances water conservation;
  • parking spots set aside for bicycles and fuel-efficient vehicles and special shower rooms to accommodate bicycle commuters’ changing needs;
  • office furniture made from recycled materials;
  • an indoor environment free of chemicals with state-of-the-art ventilation and lighting systems.

Read the LEED Platinum press release

Watch our video highlighting the building’s green renovation.