norament xp, from nora systems, was featured in Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine’s GreenZone demonstration building at Greenbuild.

BD+C has constructed demonstration buildings at the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo since 2008. As with previous structures, this year’s project—the Parks & People Green Workforce Development Center—shows how building products, like norament xp, are used and installed in real buildings.

“We appreciated the opportunity to donate norament xp to this project,“ said Tim Cole, vice president of marketing at nora. “Ideal for high-impact workspaces, such as operating rooms, emergency departments and cGMP facilities, norament xp delivers durability, along with stain resistance and comfort underfoot, all while supporting an organization’s sustainability goals.”

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the community advancement arm of the USGBC constructed the 14 x 45-foot modular facility, which hosted thousands of Greenbuild attendees. At the conclusion of the show, the modular facility will be trucked to a restored nine acre site at the southern edge of Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park. There it will serve as a permanent headquarters structure for the Parks & People Foundation, a nonprofit community organization whose mission includes promoting a healthy natural environment for Baltimore. The mixed-use structure will host high school youth training in urban infrastructure, storm water and landscaping training; community gardeners who plant more than $100,000 of donated plant material each year; and visiting professors who study the park’s plant and landscaping.

In addition to nora flooring, sustainable strategies incorporated in the structure include a high albedo roof surface, low-flow fixtures, daylighting, mechanized solar shading, energy-efficient appliances, natural ventilation and an energy-efficient variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system.

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