‘I see’… said the vampire thoughtfully, and slowly he walked across the room towards the window. For a long time he stood there against the dim light from Divisadero Street and the passing beams of traffic. The boy could see the furnishings of the room more clearly now, the round oak table, the chairs. A wash basin hung on one wall with a mirror. He set his brief case on the table and waited.”
And so begins Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.
The lovely 1888 Victorian located at 503 Divisadero Street in San Francisco was the inspiration for Louis’ haunt on Divisadero. Lexington Law Group purchased this architectural gem in July 2010. We spent the next six months undergoing a green remodel, which transformed the building into a showplace for energy efficiency, smart building technology, seismic safety, and law firm-friendly design.
Eco-efficiency, n., the ability to satisfy human needs in ways that minimize adverse impacts on energy and material resources, environmental quality, and human health and safety.
ENERGY EFFICIENT SOLAR POWER:
LLG installed a 28-panel solar system capable of producing 8866 kWh per year, which supplies nearly all of our electricity during the summer months. Our office solar system will reduce Green House Gas emissions by 152 tons of CO2 over 25 years.
Reduced CO2 Equivalents:
- Small Car: 514,576 miles
- Medium Car: 276,000 miles
- SUV: 193,376 miles
- Air Miles: 312,990 miles
- Trees Planted: 6,072 trees planted
- CO2 from Trash & Waste: 276 persons
SUSTAINABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY WOOD FLOORING:
LLG installed new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood floors. FSC certification means:
- NO clear cutting of forests
- Selective harvesting
- Fair wages for workers
- Energy efficient and re-use/recycle waste
- Chain of custody guarantees tracking of wood from forest to retailer
- Staple v. adhesive installation
- Non-toxic, formaldehyde-free polyurethane finish
HISTORICALLY ACCURATE, ZERO VOC PAINT:
We retained an architectural color consultant to honor the building’s historic past, but applied the newest in eco-efficient, LEED compliant, low-odor, zero VOC, EG-free paint products available.