Custer Bridges is the first retail development center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to be pre-certified for LEED CS – Core and Shell certification. The 45-acre development utilizes floodplain and woodland areas as an amenity, developing greenbelt areas between restaurants, small shop retail and larger stores.
The architectural team researched the existing building types in the area to create a database for the project’s 2030 Challenge Certification. FSC certified wood was used on this project and credits were achieved for light pollution reduction, storm-water management; quality control and the purchase of Green Power by the owner. The cost of meeting the 2030 Challenge on a relatively small retail building was a paradigm shift for the owner, but in the end they concluded that the long-term savings were an economic benefit.